Philippines
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.
20 Mar 2015 PAN AP
#NoLandNoLife Philippines: Land grabbing through contract farming
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.
04 Feb 2015 Inquirer
Papua New Guinea firm, local gov't keen on growing PH hybrid rice
Philippines company is looking at business prospects related to a 300,000-hectare area for rice planting for export to the Philippines.
08 Jan 2015 Davao Today
Mindanao eyed in 300,000-hectare oil palm expansion
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.


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From graft to grab
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