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22 May 2013PhilStar
MVP Group eyes Davao farm
Hong Kong-based First Pacific Co. Ltd’s agribusiness unit PT Indofood is eyeing 30,000 hectares of land in Davao Oriental, Philippines, for palm oil production.
02 May 2013Malaya
First Pacific’s new interest: PH agri sector
Hong Kong-based First Pacific Co. Ltd. will work with the Department of Agriculture to identify lands in the Philippine for the production of cash crops, hoping to eventually control over 200,000ha.
30 Apr 2013Boletín WRM
Acaparamiento de tierras para plantaciones de palma aceitera en Filipinas
Además de la alarmante expansión de las minas de níquel en la provincia de Palawan, los pueblos indígenas y los agricultores de los llanos se enfrentan ahora a las amenazas que plantea el desarrollo de la palma aceitera.
27 Mar 2013InterContinental Cry
Philippines: Oil palm expansion is tearing apart indigenous peoples lives
The bulk of oil palm operations are being carried out by the Palawan Palm & Vegetable Oil Mills Inc. and its sister company Agumil Philippines Inc., which were established through joint ventures between Filipino, Singaporean and Malaysian investors.
21 Mar 2013Business World
Rice producer in talks with First Pacific
SL Agritech Corp plans to establish a 2,000-3,000 hectare commercial rice plantation in Iloilo this year, a top company official said yesterday, in what could involve a joint venture with Hong Kong-based conglomerate First Pacific Co. Ltd.
12 Oct 2012PAN AP
Laguna Lake fishers at the mercy of 'development'
Today, Laguna Lake is considered by many fisherfolks as a dying lake. Its ecosystem has been destroyed by the government's forced prevention of the entry of seawater, pollution from factories and cities surrounding the lake, and continuing reclamation and development projects under the government's Public-Private Partnership (PPP) programme.
04 Oct 2012Bulatlat
Another tribe leader slain in Misamis Oriental
Earlier, Gilbert Paborada was warned by a representative of a palm oil plantation “to stop opposing or he would regret what might happen to his life.”
03 Oct 2012RMR-NMR
ENOUGH is ENOUGH: Attacks on IPs escalate, another Indigenous leader killed in Misamis Oriental!
Gilbert Paborada, Chairperson of PANGALASAG, an IP organization resisting the oil palm expansion of A. Brown in Opol, Misamis Oriental, Philippines, was shot dead this afternoon.
30 Sep 2012Philippine Inquirer
PH, Thai, Myanmar firms form rice consortium
Philippines company will contribute its hybrid rice varieties to the venture while the Myanmar partner will provide the land for production and the Thai partner will handle global marketing.
31 Aug 2012APWLD
APWLD Forum News on landgrabbing
The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development has published a special issue of its bulletin on landgrabbing, its impacts on women and their resistance, across the Asia Pacific region.
30 Aug 2012APC
Farmers’ militant actions victoriously shut down the bioethanol plant
The Asian Peasant Coalition, the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas and the Danggayan dagiti Mannalon ti Isabela say that because of farmers’ militant actions a bio-ethanol plant was victoriously shut down in San Mariano, Isabela, northeastern Philippines
27 Aug 2012Terra Project
Land Inc
In 2012, Terra Project started a long term documentation investigating the drivers, the trends, the mechanisms and the impacts of land acquisitions across the world.

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26 Apr 2014 - Berkeley, CA
Our land: a symposium on farmland access in the 21st century
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28 Apr 2014 - New York
Global AgInvesting 2014
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