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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
Indonesian lawmakers are looking to restrict foreign ownership of plantations to no more than 30 per cent from a maximum of 95% currently.
Si le projet est terminé d’ici 2020, la République de Guinée offrira une superficie de terres représentant le double de la première proposition.
Guinea's Minister of Trade, Marc Yombouno, says that if the Malaysian company completes the project within five years the Republic of Guinea will provide the company with an additional 100,000 ha.
District is not feasible for Malaysian company seeking a 20,000 ha oil palm plantation but a 10,0000 ha site found in neighbouring Marilog District, as another Malaysian investor still has plans for 30,000 ha.
Mungkin kisah PT Menara Group di Aru telah usai, sekarang saatnya untuk melihat ke Boven Digoel.
The story may be over for the Menara Group in Aru, Indonesia. Now it’s time to look at Boven Digoel, where Menara is using the pretext of oil palm plantations to get its hands on 400,000 ha of primary forest.
Univex will invest $10 million to convert lands around the site of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre into a banana plantation and agricultural complex