Indonesia

Suku Awyu, menuntut pemerintah cabut izin perusahaan kelapa sawit

Lebih dari 50 warga Suku Awyu melakukan aksi unjuk rasa di Kantor DPRD Boven Digoel dan Kantor Bupati Boven Digoel menuntut pemerintah mencabut izin perkebunan kelapa sawit yang telah beroperasi dan sedang merencanakan perluasan lahan perkebunan di wilayah adat Suku Awyu.

Indonesian farmers walk 1,800-km to protest against evictions

More than 100 farmers gathered outside the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia on Monday, having walked about 1,800 km (1,118 miles) from the island of Sumatra to protest against forced evictions from long-running land conflict with a state-owned plantation company, PT Perkebunan Nusantara II (PTPN II).

Komnas HAM Papua: Tindakan aparat keamanan perusahaan sawit berlebihan

Komisi Nasional HAM Perwakilan Papua menyimpulkan ada tindakan kekerasan berlebihan dalam kasus kematian Marius Betera, seorang petani di kawasan perkebunan sawit milik Korindo Group di Kabupaten Boven Digul, Provinsi Papua. Marius meninggal pada 16 Mei lalu, setelah bertikai dengan seorang anggota polisi, yang bertugas di kawasan perusahaan itu.

‘In the plantations there is hunger and loneliness’: The cultural dimensions of food insecurity in Papua

A decade ago, the Indonesian government began to heavily promote large-scale plantation in southern Papua. An investigation recently published explored how some outside investors gained rights to the land and the fallout for the indigenous population. Children were suffering from malnutrition while agricultural commodities are exported from their ancestral land.