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.
two years after Supreme Court decision ordering distribution of Hacienda Luisita, Cojuangcos of Tarlac province still control 6,000-hectare sugar estate. Denial of farmers’ rights with the “imminent” entry of businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan.
Peasant group described as a mockery of UN-declared International Year of Family Farming the illegal arrest of peasant leader and his family in Hacienda Looc.
Farmers express alarm over alleged massive land-use conversion, which targets productive agricultural lands supposed to be covered by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.
Univex will invest $10 million to convert lands around the site of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre into a banana plantation and agricultural complex
NPA launched the actions against the Sumitomo subsidiary because of its land grabbing and the destructive operations of its pineapple and banana plantations.