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04 Feb 2015Inquirer
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 2015Davao 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.
23 Dec 2014Mongabay
Palawan palm oil presence likely to grow, industry rep denies harmful impact
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.
23 Dec 2014Mongabay
Advocacy group lashes out against palm oil expansion on Philippine island
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.
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

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