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.
ATAMA Plantation Sarl, a unit of Wah Seong, will initially plant palm trees on 180,000 hectares.
Het Maleisische palmoliebedrijf Wilmar is wereldwijd op grote schaal betrokken bij landroof, milieuovertredingen en schending van nationale wetten bij palmolieprojecten.
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.
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.