NPA launched the actions against the Sumitomo subsidiary because of its land grabbing and the destructive operations of its pineapple and banana plantations.
Countries able to hurdle social and political tensions from land issues progress faster than those hobbled by inequitable land distribution, say activists..
Palm oil cluster industry Chairman Raul Nuevas said most of these foreign investors are looking for “big contiguous area” of 100,000 ha that they can lease for 100 years.
Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala says the Hong Kong group of businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan is still having trouble finding large tracts of land for its planned agriculture investments in the Philippines.
Indofood is on the lookout to lease and develop parcels of land for large-scale commercial farming.
Indonesian investors from two of its government-owned companies are planning to invest in a 60,000 ha palm oil plantation in the Philippines' province.
Partner organizations of Pesticide Action Network - Asia and the Pacific launch a book compiling seven case studies on land grabbing in the region as part of its activities to mark "World Foodless Day"
Filipino firm SL Agritech Corp. and Brunei firm Four Bays Iman Sdn Bhd (FISB) have tied up for a 20,000 ha hybrid rice plantation in Mindanao.
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.
Updates from Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, Timor-Leste and Burma, by Forest Peoples Programme
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.
An international peasant workshop billed “Global Landgrabbing, Genuine Land Reform and Human Rights” concluded that lands in underdeveloped countries are being grabbed at an alarming rate by multinational corporations