Malaysia
24 Jun 2016 Mongabay
Malaysian land rights activist Bill Kayong murdered in broad daylight
Like other indigenous activists in Malaysia, Kayong actively conducted paralegal activities to raise the rights awareness in communities facing land grabbing by big oil palm or timber companies
08 Mar 2016 Sun Star
100,000 hectares eyed for hybrid rice production
The agribusiness cluster of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-Eaga) is targeting a total of 100,000 hectares for expansion of hybrid rice production area in the sub-economic region.
05 Feb 2016 Mongabay
Prospective Congo palm oil plantation wrecking prime great ape habitat
The Atama plantation may never happen, but that uncertainty hasn’t prevented investors from potentially making a profit by clearing native forests and ruining ideal gorilla and chimpanzee habitat.
04 Jan 2016 AlterAsia
Accaparement des terres : une ombre sur Sarawak
Le gouvernement cède des licences d’exploitation des terres des populations indigènes à des entreprises privées pour les plantations de palmiers à huile.
07 Dec 2015 Mongabay
Inside Indonesia’s highest-profile land conflict
Oil palm plantations have sprung up at breakneck speed across Indonesia’s ravaged hinterlands, eating away at the forests and propelling this country of 250 million to become the world’s sixth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases.
06 Dec 2015 Visionscarto
À Bornéo, des drones cartographiques contre l’accaparement des terres
Quand les cartes sont produites par des consultants privés et par des services de l’État qui privilégient un « développement » agro-industriel aveugle, les victimes sont les villageois qui se voient spoliés de leurs vergers et de leurs terres communes. Mais certains résistent, et parmi leurs armes figurent les photos aériennes prises avec des drones qu’ils ont eux-mêmes construits. À Bornéo, partons à la découverte de deux initiatives de contre-cartographie. Tout d’abord, dans le Kalimantan, la partie indonésienne de l’île de Bornéo, avec Patrick Meier ; en complément, un entretien avec le musicien et militant Jok Jau Evong, au Sarawak (Malaisie), rapporté par Aude Vidal.
15 Oct 2015 PAN AP
#RuralWomenRiseUp: Groups to hold simultaneous actions to assert rights to land and resources
As the world marks the International Rural Women's Day, simultaneous activities organised by PAN Asia Pacific (PANAP) and rural women's groups from various countries to highlight the call for rural women to rise up and assert their rights to land and resources.
14 Oct 2015 Deal Street Asia
Chinese PE firm AFC to invest up to $20m in startups, agriculture companies in Malaysia
China private equity firm AFC Investments Ltd is planning to allocate between $10 million and $20 million for investment in start-ups as well as medium and large agro-related Malaysian companies, including in food processing and farming.
05 Oct 2015 AFJN
Land grab prevention campaign in Volta Region, Ghana
AFJN’s Ghana volunteer Task Force on Land Grab Prevention reached out to the Regional Association of Queen Mothers (female chiefs) in Ghana’s Volta Region for the purpose of training its members on the issue of land grabs.
24 Aug 2015 Act Now
Will KLK proceed with the corrupt Sepik oil palm deal?
PNG’s Minister for Trade, Commerce and Industry sign a Heads of Agreement that would make KLK an equity partner in development of 37,000 ha oil palm project in East Sepik’s Special agriculture Economic Zone(SEZ).
18 Aug 2015 Mongabay
Norway’s wealth fund expels POSCO, Daewoo Int’l over palm oil holdings
Norway’s central bank is divesting the country’s $870 billion pension fund of its holdings in four Asian multinationals for palm oil in Southeast Asia. POSCO and Daewoo were excluded for the activities in Merauke, Indonesia’s Papua province.
17 Aug 2015 Deal Street Asia
FGV aims to seal deal for Eagle High stake by end-October
Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) aims to enter into a definitive agreement for its proposed acquisition of Indonesian palm oil company PT Eagle High Plantations Tbk by October 31 this year.


Malaysia
  • Mongabay | 24 Jun 2016 Malaysian land rights activist Bill Kayong murdered in broad daylight

    Like other indigenous activists in Malaysia, Kayong actively conducted paralegal activities to raise the rights awareness in communities facing land grabbing by big oil palm or timber companies

  • Sun Star | 08 Mar 2016 100,000 hectares eyed for hybrid rice production

    The agribusiness cluster of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-Eaga) is targeting a total of 100,000 hectares for expansion of hybrid rice production area in the sub-economic region.

  • Mongabay | 05 Feb 2016 Prospective Congo palm oil plantation wrecking prime great ape habitat

    The Atama plantation may never happen, but that uncertainty hasn’t prevented investors from potentially making a profit by clearing native forests and ruining ideal gorilla and chimpanzee habitat.

  • AlterAsia | 04 Jan 2016 Accaparement des terres : une ombre sur Sarawak

    Le gouvernement cède des licences d’exploitation des terres des populations indigènes à des entreprises privées pour les plantations de palmiers à huile.

  • Mongabay | 07 Dec 2015 Inside Indonesia’s highest-profile land conflict

    Oil palm plantations have sprung up at breakneck speed across Indonesia’s ravaged hinterlands, eating away at the forests and propelling this country of 250 million to become the world’s sixth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases.

  • Visionscarto | 06 Dec 2015 À Bornéo, des drones cartographiques contre l’accaparement des terres

    Quand les cartes sont produites par des consultants privés et par des services de l’État qui privilégient un « développement » agro-industriel aveugle, les victimes sont les villageois qui se voient spoliés de leurs vergers et de leurs terres communes. Mais certains résistent, et parmi leurs armes figurent les photos aériennes prises avec des drones qu’ils ont eux-mêmes construits. À Bornéo, partons à la découverte de deux initiatives de contre-cartographie. Tout d’abord, dans le Kalimantan, la partie indonésienne de l’île de Bornéo, avec Patrick Meier ; en complément, un entretien avec le musicien et militant Jok Jau Evong, au Sarawak (Malaisie), rapporté par Aude Vidal.

  • PAN AP | 15 Oct 2015 #RuralWomenRiseUp: Groups to hold simultaneous actions to assert rights to land and resources

    As the world marks the International Rural Women's Day, simultaneous activities organised by PAN Asia Pacific (PANAP) and rural women's groups from various countries to highlight the call for rural women to rise up and assert their rights to land and resources.

  • Deal Street Asia | 14 Oct 2015 Chinese PE firm AFC to invest up to $20m in startups, agriculture companies in Malaysia

    China private equity firm AFC Investments Ltd is planning to allocate between $10 million and $20 million for investment in start-ups as well as medium and large agro-related Malaysian companies, including in food processing and farming.

  • AFJN | 05 Oct 2015 Land grab prevention campaign in Volta Region, Ghana

    AFJN’s Ghana volunteer Task Force on Land Grab Prevention reached out to the Regional Association of Queen Mothers (female chiefs) in Ghana’s Volta Region for the purpose of training its members on the issue of land grabs.

  • Act Now | 24 Aug 2015 Will KLK proceed with the corrupt Sepik oil palm deal?

    PNG’s Minister for Trade, Commerce and Industry sign a Heads of Agreement that would make KLK an equity partner in development of 37,000 ha oil palm project in East Sepik’s Special agriculture Economic Zone(SEZ).

  • Mongabay | 18 Aug 2015 Norway’s wealth fund expels POSCO, Daewoo Int’l over palm oil holdings

    Norway’s central bank is divesting the country’s $870 billion pension fund of its holdings in four Asian multinationals for palm oil in Southeast Asia. POSCO and Daewoo were excluded for the activities in Merauke, Indonesia’s Papua province.

  • Deal Street Asia | 17 Aug 2015 FGV aims to seal deal for Eagle High stake by end-October

    Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) aims to enter into a definitive agreement for its proposed acquisition of Indonesian palm oil company PT Eagle High Plantations Tbk by October 31 this year.



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