Indonesia

Lack of vision for small farmers

Instead of providing land to big corporations, the Indonesian government has a better choice: to redistribute land to the millions of landless and peasant families so they can work again to feed their family.

Shock and uncertainty over forest-clearing moratorium

Business leaders and even top government officials have been left surprised by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s announcement last week that the country would impose a two-year moratorium on the clearing of natural forests, which may affect various foreign investment projects.