Advocacy Program

Besides providing training and coaching, CCFC facilitates and supports communities to advocate to protect their rights and interests from local to national level. It also trains them to apply the knowledge obtained in a real situation. It also campaigns at national regional and international level concerning with national policies. Additionally, CCFC plays an important to provide legal consultation, facilitate to find lawyers for members, and assist in raising funds for support community’s initiative advocacy.

Advocate for the enforcement of policies and land concession that impact to the farmers benefit, and work with partners to find resolution of the farmers issues that to be caused by authorities, private companies, in fluent person/s, and public service providers.

Recently, CCFC has been conducting and campaigning relating to the Draft Law on Agriculture Land Use which drafted by MAFF since 2012. According to the new version of the Draft Law found that it is seriously affected and had negative impact to the local famers such as land tenure right, managing and benefiting, because they could not do any kind of things on their farmland if they do not get the permission letter from the government’s institutions from local and national level. The farmers are also required to ask and request the MAFF and relevant departments in order to use their land to crop to support their daily lives. The Draft Law also has punished in criminal code if the farmers do not follow such Draft Law. This matter implicated that the private business and investors have a good chances to grab the land from the farmers.

In order to preserve the legal rights of the communities, CCFC has conducted the advocacy campaigns on the Draft Law since 2012 until nowadays by collaborating and coordinating with local and regional communities and civil societies, throughout Cambodia to work together in order to urge Royal Government of Cambodia to delete or cancel all kind of things which content in the Draft Law affecting seriously against farmer communities.