Indigenous communities (Kroul) in Phnom Pi Village, Sre Chis Commune, Sambo District, Kratie Province have collectively lived together in their collective land with their respective culture and tradition. Before registration of their communities at the Ministry of Interior (MoI), Kroul communities in Phnom Pi Village, had a concern of overlap- ping land use and land grabbing by the company and outsiders, and they were not able to manage communities as collective land use. More- over, they also concerned on their customary spirit from their ancestors.
Forests and Livelihood Organization (FLO), funded by Forum Syd has been implementing IP Collective Land Titling Project. In 2017, FLO supported communities to identify their IP identify, and the IP identity was approved by MoI by the end of 2017. The communities said that “they feel safe over the customary land use in their communities”.
Mr. Am Veasna, Vice-President of Deputy Director of Association and Political Party Affairs from MoI spoke to the communities that, “Collective Land titling is very important for Indigenous People and IP identity also necessary for them to submit to the Ministry of Land Management Urban Planning and Construction for granting their collective land title”.
He also added, “Thanks to FLO team for making their efforts to raise fund for supporting the registration of CLT based on sub-decree 83 of Ministry of Rural Development and Government guideline”.