Philippines
20 Mar 2015 PAN AP
#NoLandNoLife Philippines: Land grabbing through contract farming
PAN Asia Pacific (PANAP) and Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) declaring “Day of the Landless” and launch regional campaign “No Land, No Life!” on March 29, highlighting foreign investments facilitating agribusiness land deals that aggravated landlessness, food insecurity, poverty, and loss of livelihood.
04 Feb 2015 Inquirer
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 2015 Davao 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 2014 Mongabay
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 2014 Mongabay
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 2014 ALDAW
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 2014 Manila 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 2014 ABS-CBN
Tony Tiu's AgriNurture swings to loss
Farming revenues also plunged 64 percent, as AgriNurture closed its rice farming operations.
05 Nov 2014 Rainforest 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 2014 Al 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 2014 Survival 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 2014 CALG
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.

Philippines
  • PAN AP | 20 Mar 2015 #NoLandNoLife Philippines: Land grabbing through contract farming

    PAN Asia Pacific (PANAP) and Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) declaring “Day of the Landless” and launch regional campaign “No Land, No Life!” on March 29, highlighting foreign investments facilitating agribusiness land deals that aggravated landlessness, food insecurity, poverty, and loss of livelihood.

  • Inquirer | 04 Feb 2015 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.

  • Davao Today | 08 Jan 2015 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.

  • Mongabay | 23 Dec 2014 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.

  • Mongabay | 23 Dec 2014 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.

  • ALDAW | 15 Dec 2014 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.

  • Manila Standard | 20 Nov 2014 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.

  • ABS-CBN | 17 Nov 2014 Tony Tiu's AgriNurture swings to loss

    Farming revenues also plunged 64 percent, as AgriNurture closed its rice farming operations.

  • Rainforest Action Network | 05 Nov 2014 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.

  • Al Jazeera | 04 Nov 2014 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.

  • Survival International | 22 Oct 2014 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.

  • CALG | 14 Oct 2014 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.



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