A report by ALDAW (Ancesteral Land/Domain Watch)on the impact of oil palm plantations on non-timber forest products (NTFPs), indigenous people’s livelihood and community conserved areas (CCAs)in Palawan, Philippines.
First Pacific's partnership with Kuok may have virtually killed San Miguel’s planned $1-billion joint agriculture project with the Malaysian tycoon.
Farming revenues also plunged 64 percent, as AgriNurture closed its rice farming operations.
The proposal to convert 8 million hectares of land in the Palawan Man & Biosphere Reserve into oil palm plantations casts a harsh light on the Filipino government. Call on the Governor of Palawan to save the reserve.
A tribesman leads his village in resisting the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone (APECO), a land development project that promises progress but threatens his tribe.
Tribal people and small-scale farmers in the Philippine province of Palawan have called for a halt to the expansion of oil palm plantations which are destroying the forests they rely on to survive.
Palawan, in spite of its unique recognition as a UNESCO Man & Biosphere Reserve, has not been spared from massive investments in extractive resources and industrial agriculture, especially oil palm development.
Oil palm development should never have been initiated in Palawan, the last ecological frontier of the Philippines
District is not feasible for Malaysian company seeking a 20,000 ha oil palm plantation but a 10,0000 ha site found in neighbouring Marilog District, as another Malaysian investor still has plans for 30,000 ha.
Philippines farmers' group says proposed 50,000 ha oil palm plantations will profit businessmen at the expense of farmers.
Philippines' Environment Secretary Ramon Paje proposes the conversion of some 8 million ha of idle, denuded and unproductive lands across the country into oil palm plantations.
Peasant group KMP warns of intensified landgrabbing and denial of farmers’ rights with the “imminent” entry of businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan and PT Indofood in Central Azucarera de Tarlac.