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.
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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.