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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
A 1,000 hectare hybrid rice plantation will be established by a tie-up of Firs Pacific subsidiary Metro Pacific Investment Corp. and SL Agritech Corp.
Powered by a $34.45-million infusion from a Singapore-based hedge fund owned by Cargill Inc., the expansion and acquisition binge of AgriNurture Inc. has accelerated into a buildup of farm hectarage that will see the company buy up some 1,400 hectares.