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.
A $250 million loan package is being prepared to support foreign investment in farms in Mindanao
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.
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.
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.
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.
PAN Asia Pacific (PANAP) and Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) declaring “Day of the Landless” and launch regional campaign “No Land, No Life!” on March 29, highlighting foreign investments facilitating agribusiness land deals that aggravated landlessness, food insecurity, poverty, and loss of livelihood.
Philippines company is looking at business prospects related to a 300,000-hectare area for rice planting for export to the Philippines.
The Philippine Palm Oil Development Council wants government to support its road map of developing 300,000 hectares for oil palm in the next ten years with Mindanao as a main investment area.
Plans to convert eight million hectares of land for palm oil production on Palawan island in the Philippines have been met with opposition from environmental and social advocacy groups, with a petition to cease development sent to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights by an anti-palm oil expansion group.
The Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary announce intention to convert eight million hectares of land to oil palm cultivation across the Philippines, including the island of Palawan. The announcement has proved controversial.
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.