Indonesia
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.
16 Nov 2015 Mongabay
Greenwashing? RSPO audits rife with ‘mistakes and fraud,’ report finds
The world’s biggest sustainable palm oil organization is accused of ignoring flaws within its certification process that have allowed oil palm companies to hide significant violations of the body’s own sustainability standards behind its seal of approval.
16 Oct 2015 WRM
L’atlas de l’huile de palme en Papouasie occidentale : les entreprises derrière le boom des plantations d’huile de palme
Les sociétés de plantations de palmiers à huile s’intéressent désormais à l’archipel des Moluques et en particulier à la Papouasie occidentale, une région déchirée par les conflits.
16 Oct 2015 WRM
West Papua Oil Palm Atlas: The companies behind the plantation explosion
The oil palm industry’s rapid growth in West Papua, Indonesia is having serious adverse effects on its indigenous population.
17 Sep 2015 ThePresidentPost
Indonesia's Minister of Agriculture will gather 20 prospective cattle farm investors
Brazilian investors are currently building a cattle farm of 3,000 hectares in the eastern part of Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara.
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.
08 Aug 2015 WRM
Relaunching destruction in Papua: monoculture agriculture project threatens indigenous lands and livelihoods
A large-scale agriculture project in Indonesia's southern Papua province has been relaunched, targeting 1.2 million hectares of indigenous land to develop rice farms over the next three years.
08 Aug 2015 El País
La aspereza del aceite de palma
Malasia e Indonesia controlan el 80% de un industria que mueve 45.000 millones y tiene efectos nefastos en el medioambiente.
01 Aug 2015 New York Times
Palm oil company is accused of exploiting Liberia’s Ebola crisis
Golden Veroleum has denied using the Ebola crisis to take advantage of Liberian communities but local officials and en disagree.
29 Jul 2015 AFP
Des agriculteurs cambodgiens à l'assaut de Bolloré
Une cinquantaine de paysans assignent en justice le groupe implanté au Cambodge. Ils déplorent expropriations et déplacements de populations.

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