Philippines
20 Jan 2016 Philstar
P1.3 B ready for investment in Maguindanao
The Gintong Ani Corporation of Singapore aims to initially put up a 5,000-hectare oil palm plantation in Datu Odin Sinsuat town in Maguindanao.
10 Jan 2016 Truth-out
Philippines islanders unite to resist "land grab" palm oil companies
Farmers on Palawan are being tricked into giving land away to palm oil companies with local government support. Those who resist the land grabs are now in fear for their lives following the murder of a prominent campaigner.
05 Nov 2015 Bulatlat
Farmers, indigenous peoples thumb down expansion of oil palm plantations
About a hundred farmers and indigenous peoples voiced out their opposition to the expansion of oil palm plantations in Philippines with nine companies from Malaysia and Indonesia, have signaled their intention to invest in Mindanao.
28 Aug 2015 Focus
Understanding land grabbing, land rights in the 21st Century
It is critical for farmers and advocates of land rights as well as the general public to understand how and why land grabbing is happening to make a more effective, strategic campaigning to address and stop it.
03 Aug 2015 Sun Star
Foreign company to develop 30,000 hectares for oil palm
New Britain Palm Oil Ltd (NBPOL), a palm oil company operating in Papua New Guinea and in Solomon Islands is looking at Mindanao as its next area for expansion.
30 Jun 2015 TerraProject
Land Inc.
Land Inc. is a journey across Brazil, Dubai, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Madagascar the Philippines and Ukraine to document what some define as a form of neocolonialism, and others as a chance for development: land grabbing
11 Jun 2015 PAN AP
#NoLandNoLife | An urgent appeal to respect the human rights of the lumads in Mindanao, Philippines and to end the militarization of their communities
Lumad (indigenous) communities in Mindanao, Philippines appeal to end the militarization of their villages and to stop the human rights abuses by the armed forces.
18 May 2015 WSJ
World Bank, Japan agency offer farm loan for Philippines
A $250 million loan package is being prepared to support foreign investment in farms in Mindanao
16 May 2015 APC
Palm oil plantations left peasants and indigenous peoples landless, deprived of livelihood, says APC
NO PALM (Network Opposed to Oil Palm Plantations) established during National Oil Palm Conference held in Davao City on May 9-10 serve as a platform and stepping stone for a broad and strong mass movement against rapid expansion of oil palm plantations in the Philippines.
28 Apr 2015 ALDAW
Palawan: Stop blaming indigenous peoples’ farming practices for deforestation- look at oil palm plantations and mining
in Palawan, Philippines traditional farming like ‘slash-and-burn’(kaingin) is antagonized through restrictive legislation to pave way for increase land deals for industrial agriculture, especially oil palm and rubber.
05 Apr 2015 Business World
Caraga eyed for oil palm amid 1-M-hectare target for Mindanao
Mindanao authorities are looking at developing about a million hectares for oil palm farming and nine companies from Malaysia and Indonesia have signaled their intention to invest.
23 Mar 2015 Sun Star
Malaysian firm to develop 1,000-hectare for oil palm
An official of Davao City, Philippines said Monday that a Malaysian company is set to develop a 1,000-hectare property for oil palm in Marilog District.


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10 Feb 2016 - New Delhi
India-Africa Agribusiness Forum
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31 Mar 2016 - Valencia
World Forum on Access to Land
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14 Jun 2016 - London
Agrimoney Investment Forum
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06 Jul 2016 - New York
Executive training program on sustainable investments in agriculture
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