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23 Mar 2015Sun Star
Malaysian firm to develop 1,000-hectare for oil palm
An official of Davao City, Philippines said Monday that a Malaysian company is set to develop a 1,000-hectare property for oil palm in Marilog District.
06 Mar 2015Reuters
Genting Plantations, Musim Mas to build 600,000 t/y palm refinery
Malaysian oil palm planter Genting Plantations Bhd said it has entered into an agreement with Indonesia's Musim Mas Group to build a 300 million ringgit ($82.17 million) palm oil refinery in the Borneo island of Sabah.
03 Mar 2015Reuters
Malaysia's Sime Darby completes $1.74 bln New Britain Palm Oil buy
Sime Darby Plantation Bhd, has completed the acquisition of PNG-based New Britain Palm Oil Ltd, adding 135,000 hectares to its land bank.
20 Feb 2015TuK Indonesia
Tycoon-controlled oil palm groups in Indonesia
25 large tycoon business groups control 3.1 million hectares of the total planted oil palm plantation in Indonesia. And another 2 million hectares of undeveloped land banks under control.
06 Feb 2015STOP PALM OIL
Let's say no to palm oil in our foods!
STOP PALM OIL
28 Jan 2015Ecofin
Equatorial Palm Oil investira 20,5 millions de $ dans sa joint-venture au Liberia
EPO a l'ambition d'augmenter ses superficies exploitées au Liberia de 50 000 hectares d’ici 10 ans, et de doubler ce chiffre en 20 ans.
02 Dec 2014PANAP
PANAP, Sarawak IP group hold forum on IP rights with EU Delegation to Malaysia
PAN Asia Pacific (PANAP) held a forum on the state of indigenous people’s rights with the European Union (EU) Delegation to Malaysia highlighted pressing issues affecting indigenous communities in Sarawak.
11 Nov 2014Mongabay
‘Militarized occupation’: local communities pay the price for palm oil
There’s little doubt that the use of palm oil is expanding rapidly throughout the world, and with it the need for millions of hectares of land to grow oil palm trees. The results can be devastating for local communities.
10 Nov 2014Vice Magazine
Land wars: Ethiopia accused of massacring civilians to clear way for foreign farms
Ethiopia is selling off vast chunks of its land to foreign investors who are growing food products for export — and those who get in the government's way are being killed or silenced.
10 Nov 2014Oakland Institue
Engineering ethnic conflict: The toll of Ethiopia's plantation development on the Suri people
The report uncovers the truth behind a reported massacre of 30 to 50 Suri people in May 2012 near a 30,000-hectare Malaysian-owned Koka plantation.
27 Sep 2014The Star
Indonesia’s oil palm dilemma
Indonesia’s attractiveness for being the preferred destination of Malaysian oil palm planters has been shaken by reports of the country’s plan for a plantation bill that will limit foreign ownership to 30% from the present 95%.
18 Aug 2014Bernama
Malaysian firms will lose if Indonesia caps ownership
Indonesian lawmakers are looking to restrict foreign ownership of plantations to no more than 30 per cent from a maximum of 95% currently.

Stop the judicial harrassment of land rights defenders in Sierra Leone! Take action to support members of the Malen Land Owners and Users Association defending their lands against SOCFIN.


The Declaration of the Global Convergence of Land and Water Struggles launched in Dakar at the African Social Forum in October 2014 and reworked in Tunis at the World Social Forum in March 2015 is open for signature and engagement.


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Accaparements de terres: de l'analyse à l'action



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