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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.
24 Jun 2013IPS
Congo: Détruire 180.000 hectares de forêts pour planter des palmiers à huile
"La destruction à perte de vue de nos forêts nous amènera à chasser et à cultiver très loin de nos villages", affirme Jules Itoua, un habitant de Yengo, au nord du Congo-Brazzaville, ajoutant avec regret: "Ils nous ont presque chassés d'ici sans le déclarer".
23 Jun 2013Bloomberg
Malaysia declares emergency in haze areas as Singapore improves
Singapore yesterday sought “strong, firm, effective” action against Singaporean companies that may be involved in illegal burning in Indonesia that led to the city-state’s worst pollution on record.
19 Jun 2013IPS
US, Malaysia lead worldwide ‘land grabs’
Africa is the main target for “land grabs” by foreign investors, according to a new report on large-scale land acquisitions around the world released June 10.
31 May 2013Bloomberg
Malaysia’s Wah Seong to invest $744 million in Congo palm oil
ATAMA Plantation Sarl, a unit of Wah Seong, will initially plant palm trees on 180,000 hectares.
13 May 2013Duurzaamnieuws
Landroof Maleisië gesponsord door Nederlandse banken en pensioenfondsen
Het Maleisische palmoliebedrijf Wilmar is wereldwijd op grote schaal betrokken bij landroof, milieuovertredingen en schending van nationale wetten bij palmolieprojecten.
29 Apr 2013PAN AP
PAN AP releases a video documentary on land grabbing in Sarawak
It was their native customary land until palm oil companies came and claimed it their own. With the help of corrupt politicians, almost 9,000 hectares of forest and agricultural lands were flattened. Fences were put up, barring indigenous peoples from entering their own ancestral land. This is the story of Melikin. The story of many indigenous peoples in Sarawak.
03 Apr 2013Bloomberg
Asian palm-oil planters head to West Africa
Suitable land for palm-oil cultivation is running out in top producers Malaysia and Indonesia, which now account for about 85 percent of the global output. Wilmar is among several companies searching for land in West and Central Africa.
24 Mar 2013Sarawak Report
Billion Venture vs “squatters” – The story behind the Hii family’s NCR land grab
Investigative report reveals how foreign companies illegally gain control over Malaysian companies with land concessions in Sarawak.
14 Mar 2013
Qatar ponders investment in Sarawak halal hub
Qatar will build a hub at Tanjung Manis in Sarawak, Malaysia, which is home to more than 77,000 hectares of agricultural land, mainly for the production of pharmaceuticals and halal food.
04 Mar 2013WRM
Liberian women impacted by expansion of Sime Darby’s oil palm plantations
The report “Uncertain Futures. The impacts of Sime Darby on communities”, produced by SDI and WRM, gives a deeper insight in how industrial oil palm plantations affect women in a differentiated way.

The Dakar declaration against water and land grabbing, drafted and endorsed by the African Social Forum in October 2014, is now open to sign-ons. Please read it, add your organisation's name and get involved!


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