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27 Aug 2013Business Times
FGV scouts for land in Asean, Africa
FELDA Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) is scouting for oil palm land in the Asean region, Cameroon and Nigeria.
11 Aug 2013Manila Times
SL Agritech, First Pacific eye Indonesia
Because of difficulty in securing commercial-scale agricultural lands in the Philippines, hybrid rice producer SL Agritech Corp. said that it may shift its planned joint venture with the Manny Pangilinan-led First Pacific Co. Ltd. to Indonesia.
02 Aug 2013FPP
Agribusiness large-scale land acquisitions and human rights in Southeast Asia
Updates from Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, Timor-Leste and Burma, by Forest Peoples Programme
29 Jul 2013Mongabay
Palm oil company guards injure four villagers in Indonesian Borneo clash
The clash is the latest incident in a long-running conflict between Wilmar subsidiary PT Bumi Sawit Kencana and villagers in Kotawaringin Timur district, Central Kalimantan.
28 Jul 2013GMA News
AgriNurture plans expansion of hybrid rice, vegetable production
Philippine-listed food producer AgriNurture Inc is planning the expansion of its production areas for hybrid rice, fruit and vegetables with Chinese partner Beidahuang Seed Group of China.
18 Jul 2013Bloomberg
Indonesia's palm oil industry rife with human-rights abuses
Among the estimated 3.7 million workers in the industry are thousands of child laborers and workers who face dangerous and abusive conditions. Debt bondage is common, and traffickers who prey on victims face few, if any, sanctions from business or government officials.
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.
27 Jun 2013Gatra
Land Grab dan dan Ketahanan Pangan Indonesia
Adakah cara lain untuk menjamin ketahanan pangan di samping impor beras? Ada. Yakni ekspansi lahan pertanian ke luar negeri. Amin Subekti, direktur eksekutif ABAC, melontarkan gagasan ini ketika berbincang dengan Gatra pekan lalu.
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.
06 Jun 2013Asia Sentinel
China's investment foray into Indonesia
Sinochem and ZTE Energy, an agribusiness arm of the Shenzhen-based telecoms manufacturer, both bid for 150,000 hectares of palm-oil plantations in 2012, but were promptly rejected.
01 Jun 2013Republika
The Philippines offers Indonesia to open palm oil plantation
Government of Philippines offers Indonesian state-owned plantations company BUMN to develop palm oil plantations in Mindanao on an area of 120,000 ha.

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