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.
Investigative report reveals how foreign companies illegally gain control over Malaysian companies with land concessions in Sarawak.
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.
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.
Malaysia’s palm oil giant Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd (KLK) has been steadily purchasing farms in Australia’s largest wheat-producing region
Leurs terres cédées par le gouvernement aux planteurs malaisiens et indonésiens, des paysans du Liberia dénoncent des accords qui les ignorent: après 15 ans de guerre civile, des nouvelles luttes s'annoncent.
"If the populace objects, we will not develop the land," says Sime Darby
From a a palm oil plantation run by a Malaysian company, Sime Darby, the Today programme's Evan Davis looked into whether lands deals are a route into better life, or a signing away of the nation's wealth.
A case study of Sime Darby operations in Liberia by Sophie Chapelle
«Sime Darby s'est replié sur Rotterdam. Le projet d'une usine de transformation d'huile de palme a été abandonné sur Port-la-Nouvelle», annonce Henry Garino, le conseiller régional carcassonnais.
The government allocated some 350.000 hectares to Sime Darby, a Malaysian multinational. But people only came to know about this deal when the company showed up to take their land.
For the government of Sarawak, every piece of land should be utilised in the name of "development". Thus, reserved forests and lands should be logged and cleared and eventually, planted with oil palm. As a result, Malaysia's deforestation rate is increasing faster than anywhere else in the world.