The government has tasked state-owned fertilizer maker Pupuk Indonesia to raise Rp 7 trillion ($534 million) to clear and develop 750,000 hectares of rice fields in Papua, a senior official said over the weekend.
UN Agency IFAD is robbing poor farmers and farming communities of their land and livelihoods, leaving them destitute, and handing over their wealth for plunder by foreign corporations and profiteering financiers.
Liberia's Jogbahn Clan is at the forefront of efforts to resist the grab of land and forests for palm oil plantations. But the country's President says they are only 'harrassing and extorting' international investors.
Opening a bank account may seem like a trivial thing to do for most consumers. But such decisions may have consequences for deforestation and human rights abuses in the developing world, writes Anne van Schaik.