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15 Dec 2014ALDAW
Washing out diversity
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.
20 Nov 2014Manila Standard
Salim preempts San Miguel, ties up with Malaysia’s Kuok
First Pacific's partnership with Kuok may have virtually killed San Miguel’s planned $1-billion joint agriculture project with the Malaysian tycoon.
17 Nov 2014ABS-CBN
Tony Tiu's AgriNurture swings to loss
Farming revenues also plunged 64 percent, as AgriNurture closed its rice farming operations.
05 Nov 2014Rainforest Action Network
The Philippines: stop the palm oil rush in Palawan
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.
04 Nov 2014Al Jazeera
The march to progress in the Philippines
A tribesman leads his village in resisting the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone (APECO), a land development project that promises progress but threatens his tribe.
22 Oct 2014Survival International
Tribes and farmers unite to end oil palm expansion in Philippines
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.
14 Oct 2014CALG
Agribusiness land rush in Palawan must end: Calling for a moratorium on oil palm expansion
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.
09 Oct 2014Intercontinental Cry
Philippines: Local Palawaños stand strong against oil palm expansion
Oil palm development should never have been initiated in Palawan, the last ecological frontier of the Philippines
14 Jul 2014Sun Star
Philippine: Large oil palm plantation not feasible in Paquibato
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.
19 Jun 2014Davao Today
Farmers’ group doubts benefits of oil palm plantation in Davao
Philippines farmers' group says proposed 50,000 ha oil palm plantations will profit businessmen at the expense of farmers.
26 May 2014Inquirer
8M ha eyed for oil palm plantations
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.
22 Apr 2014Manila Times
‘MVP’s imminent entry in Luisita to intensify unrest'
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.

The Dakar declaration against water and land grabbing, drafted and endorsed by the African Social Forum in October 2014, is now open to sign-ons. Please read it, add your organisation's name and get involved!


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