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23 Jan 2014The Ecologist
Palm oil company plan to slow deforestation 'another land-grab'
A palm oil company's 'forest conservation' programme in Indonesia has ended up being a second land grab, writes Marcus Colchester - seizing resources from local communities' control.
21 Jan 2014awasMIFEE
Communion of Churches in Indonesia calls for MIFEE to be stopped!
The Communion of Churches in Indonesia has asked the Indonesian Government to call a halt to the Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate project, because it will mean the indigenous Marind people’s local wisdom will be lost.
20 Jan 2014Eco-Business
Golden Agri, APRIL under fresh scrutiny for unsustainable practices
Communities face a “double whammy” in which High Carbon Stock areas restrict locals from cultivating the land while companies establish plantations outside of the zone where people are already farming.
14 Dec 2013Mongabay
Indonesian palm oil company demolishes homes and evicts villagers in week-long raid
Nearly 150 homes destroyed in the latest incident in conflict between indigenous Batin Sembilan residents and former Wilmar company.
23 Nov 2013Aliran
Sarawak indigenous communities launch campaign against land grabbing
Leaders of Sarawak indigenous groups gathered at a public forum in Kuching to launch an online signature campaign against land grabbing by private and government corporations in their communties.
21 Nov 2013FOE
Financiers of palm oil must stop deforestation and illegal activity
Illegal and harmful production of palmoil in Indonesia is continuing, reveals a new report released today by Friends of the Earth.
21 Nov 2013Amis de la Terre
Banques françaises: dites non à l'huile de palme !
La production illégale et destructrice d'huile de palme en Indonésie se poursuit, telle est la conclusion d'un nouveau rapport publié aujourd'hui par les Amis de la Terre.
16 Nov 2013Jakarta Globe
Indonesia’s forest communities victims of ‘legal land grabs’
Communities are finding that ancestral lands are slipping into the hands of foreign companies for oil palm cultivation, as demand for the product grows in Europe, India and China.
08 Nov 2013Guardian
Major palm oil companies accused of breaking ethical promises
Large plantations are destroying forests, damaging wildlife and causing social conflict in Asia and Africa, report finds.
23 Oct 2013Awas MIFEE
Three years of MIFEE: A growing movement against plantations in West Papua
Throughout Merauke Regency in the southern part of West Papua, a land controversially annexed by Indonesia 50 years ago, indigenous communities are having to learn fast how to resist corporate manipulations.
22 Oct 2013Jakarta Globe
Greenpeace slams palm oil giant supplying Oreo, Gillette
Oreo cookies and Gillette shaving cream are among products driving the destruction of Indonesia’s forests, Greenpeace says, accusing agri giant Wilmar for supplying “dirty palm oil” to make the grocery items.
21 Oct 2013Basta !
Sumatra : comment l’huile de palme a chassé des centaines de paysans de leurs terres
Alors qu’en France, un projet de surtaxe de l’huile de palme fait toujours débat, que se passe-t-il chez le premier producteur mondial de palme, l’Indonésie ? Expropriation de communautés locales, soumissions contraintes des petits agriculteurs aux grandes firmes contrôlées par l’Etat…

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23 Feb 2015 - Dubai
Global AgInvesting Middle East 2015
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Executive Training Program on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture
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