Philippines
05 Apr 2015 Business World
Caraga eyed for oil palm amid 1-M-hectare target for Mindanao
Mindanao authorities are looking at developing about a million hectares for oil palm farming and nine companies from Malaysia and Indonesia have signaled their intention to invest.
23 Mar 2015 Sun Star
Malaysian firm to develop 1,000-hectare for oil palm
An official of Davao City, Philippines said Monday that a Malaysian company is set to develop a 1,000-hectare property for oil palm in Marilog District.
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.

Philippines
  • Business World | 05 Apr 2015 Caraga eyed for oil palm amid 1-M-hectare target for Mindanao

    Mindanao authorities are looking at developing about a million hectares for oil palm farming and nine companies from Malaysia and Indonesia have signaled their intention to invest.

  • Sun Star | 23 Mar 2015 Malaysian firm to develop 1,000-hectare for oil palm

    An official of Davao City, Philippines said Monday that a Malaysian company is set to develop a 1,000-hectare property for oil palm in Marilog District.

  • 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.



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