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22 Mar 2014Inquirer
Philippines: Malaysian firm to turn land around Maguindanao massacre site into plantation
Univex will invest $10 million to convert lands around the site of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre into a banana plantation and agricultural complex
20 Dec 2013Le Temps
Le pillage des forêts de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée s’accélère
S’abritant souvent derrière des projets de développement agricole sans avoir d’expérience réelle en la matière, des entreprises étrangères ont déboisé de vastes surfaces, enregistrant sur la vente de ce bois un gain bien supérieur aux compensations versées aux communautés propriétaires des terres.
10 Dec 2013SDI
Liberian communities continue to resist landgrabbing by UK company Equatorial Palm Oil
The RSPO complaint by Liberian communities extends to Equatorial Palm Oil’s new majority shareholder Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd of Malaysia
17 Oct 2013Agrimoney
EPO shares soar after approach from palm oil giant
Shares in Equatorial Palm Oil soared 40% after the palm oil minnow revealed it was in talks over a takeover by Malaysia-based giant Kuala Lumpur Kepong, which would gain a foothold in Africa through a deal.
14 Oct 2013PANAP
PAN AP partners launch 'land grabs' book to mark 'World Foodless Day'
Partner organizations of Pesticide Action Network - Asia and the Pacific launch a book compiling seven case studies on land grabbing in the region as part of its activities to mark "World Foodless Day"
27 Aug 2013Business Times
FGV scouts for land in Asean, Africa
FELDA Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) is scouting for oil palm land in the Asean region, Cameroon and Nigeria.
14 Aug 2013La Gazette
Huile de palme: La Malaisie s’intéresse à Madagascar
Une délégation d’entrepreneurs et d’officiels du gouvernement de la Malaisie sera bientôt au Madagascar pour un seminaire sur « L’huile de palme – commerce et production et autres possibilités de commerce entre la Malaisie et Madagascar »
08 Aug 2013Forbes
Robert Kuok's plantation firm eyes Myanmar as next sugar frontier
Wilmar says it plans to expand its oil palm plantations holdings in West Africa and to start producing sugar in Burma.
02 Aug 2013FPP
Agribusiness large-scale land acquisitions and human rights in Southeast Asia
Updates from Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, Timor-Leste and Burma, by Forest Peoples Programme
18 Jul 2013Bloomberg
Indonesia's palm oil industry rife with human-rights abuses
Among the estimated 3.7 million workers in the industry are thousands of child laborers and workers who face dangerous and abusive conditions. Debt bondage is common, and traffickers who prey on victims face few, if any, sanctions from business or government officials.
09 Jul 2013
Felda Global starts to acquire plantation land in Southeast Asia
Felda Global is planning a $13.7 million purchase of rubber, oil palm land in Indonesia and says it is closing in on land deals in Myanmar, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea.
07 Jul 2013Jakarta Globe
Malaysia, China investors eyeing Indonesian rice
A group of Malaysia and Chinese investors are looking to invest as much as $2 billion in Indonesia’s integrated rice farms in the next seven years.

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