The Agricultural Stance Coalition has rejected the government’s plan to establish a food estate in Merauke, Papua. According to them, the plan sounds reckless and letting the people of Indonesia become slaves in their own country.
Plans for a US$6 billion food estate in the Merauke region of West Papua has been attacked by farmer and environmental organisations as a land grab that would destroy 2 million hectares of virgin forest.
En un momento en el que la seguridad alimentaria del mundo se está convirtiendo en una cuestión prioritaria, las inmensas tierras aptas para la agricultura en los países emergentes atraen la atención de los inversores. Países como Brasil, Argentina, Ucrania, Rusia, Kazajastán, Sudán, Malawi, Angola, Indonesia, Laos o Camboya se encuentran entre los preferidos de los inversionistas.
"At an UNCTAD meeting on investment in agriculture on February 3, China became the central focus of criticism amid a chorus of concerns about the economic, food security, environmental and social impact of large foreign purchases of agricultural lands in developing countries," reports the US mission to Geneva