Foncier agricole : dans le champ des communs

Les surfaces agricoles, de leur accès à leurs usages, doivent-elles être un bien commun ? Et le cas échéant, quelles règles de gouvernance doivent les régir ? Comment concilier liberté d’entreprendre des agriculteurs et limites posées par l’intérêt général ?

The price of palm

Broadcast with Joseph Rahall, Shiaka Sama and Frédéric Mousseau that looks at the struggle over land around Socfin's 18,500 ha oil palm concession in Sierra Leone.

Indonesia’s food estate program eyes new plantations in forest frontiers

The Indonesian government says it will expand a national “food estate” program by establishing millions of hectares of new crop plantations in Sumatra and Papua. To expand the project into North Sumatra and Papua, the government is seeking out private investors; but activists say this risks a repeat of the current corporate takeover of Indigenous and community lands.

Report: Michelin covered up industrial deforestation by its Indonesian partner in “eco-friendly” rubber venture

A new report released today by environmental campaign group Mighty Earth alleges that Michelin, the world’s largest tire company, was complicit in and covered up industrial-scale deforestation of over 2,500 hectares of rainforest in the run-up to the launch of its flagship ‘eco-friendly’ sustainable natural rubber joint venture project in Sumatra, Indonesia.