• Sumatran tribe say lands stolen for palm oil
    • Jakarta Globe
    • 19 Sep 2011

    The Anak Dalam Sungai Beruang say the Wilmar Group subsidiary, Asiatic Persada, forced them off their ancestral homelands.

  • Palm oil fuels land grabs in Africa
    • Pambazuka
    • 15 Sep 2011

    As foreign investors descend on Africa to develop large-scale palm oil plantations, the survival of local people is being threatened as they lose control of the land and water on which they depend for their food production and livelihoods

  • Swiss giant Glencore may bid for KS Oils
    • Times of India
    • 13 Sep 2011

    The world's largest commodities trader Glencore International AG is evaluating a bid for KS Oils, a leading Indian edible oil firm that has recently been acquiring farmland in Indonesia

  • New frontier palm oil players look to RSPO
    • Reuters
    • 05 Sep 2011

    African and South American palm oil players are flocking to join the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, highlighting a growing trend of the industry’s rapid expansion outside main producing region Southeast Asia

  • Cargill supplier linked to violence and home demolition in Indonesia
    • RAN
    • 29 Aug 2011

    Newly uncovered customs data unearthed by Rainforest Action Network links agriculture trading giant Cargill to recent acts of violence, intimidation and home demolition against Indigenous villagers on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

  • Investasi pertanian masih stagnan
    • Bisnis Indonesia
    • 22 Aug 2011

    Pengusaha China jajaki tanaman ubi jalar di Lampung

  • Indonesia turns back on Papua food bowl plan
    • Jakarta Globe
    • 15 Aug 2011

    After two years with little progress, the government is considering shifting the location of its planned food estate to East Kalimantan from Papua because of the availability of land.

  • Indonesia food security project threatens Papuan way of life
    • AlertNet
    • 05 Aug 2011

    Indigenous Papuans are at risk of further marginalisation and the forests on which they rely face destruction due to a project by the Indonesian government, activists say.

  • South Korea to expand overseas farming on rising food costs
    • Bloomberg
    • 10 Jul 2011

    Korea wants to secure a total of 380,000 hectares of overseas farmland by 2018, the agriculture ministry said in an e-mailed statement today. Priority countries include the Philippines, Cambodia, Ukraine, Indonesia and Russia.

  • Merauke estate ‘may threaten’ local stocks, livelihoods
    • Jakarta Post
    • 13 Jun 2011

    Indonesia's food estate policy that has encouraged foreign investment in agriculture may not prevent potential food crises, activists say.

  • MIFEE: Tak terjangkau angan Malind
    • Pusaka
    • 09 Jun 2011

    New publication explores the likely impacts of the Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate (MIFEE) on the Malind peoples of Southern Papua in Indonesia. In Bahasa Indonesia.

  • Q+A: Palm oil, growth and Indonesia's forest clearing ban
    • Reuters
    • 26 May 2011

    Indonesia, the world's No.1 palm oil producer, signed into law a 2-year freeze on new permits that may prompt palm oil firms to seek new ways to grow supply to meet rising demand from India and China, such as buying more land in Africa

  • Women living near the #Socapalm oil palm plantation in Edéa, Cameroon, are struggling for their land, autonomy and livelihoods. Please read their account and sign in support before 15 December: https://forms.gle/gBKbFCv2Bizzpfbt7
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