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.
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.
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.
Nearly 150 homes destroyed in the latest incident in conflict between indigenous Batin Sembilan residents and former Wilmar company.
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.
Illegal and harmful production of palmoil in Indonesia is continuing, reveals a new report released today by Friends of the Earth.
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.
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.
Large plantations are destroying forests, damaging wildlife and causing social conflict in Asia and Africa, report finds.
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.
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.
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…