• West Papua: Land grab to displace locals
    • GLW
    • 10 Apr 2010

    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.

  • Jakarta's plan for farm in jungle unsettles Papuans
    • Sydney Morning Herald
    • 03 Apr 2010

    The Indonesian government plans to create a vast agricultural estate in the restive province of Papua, sparking fears of environmental destruction and a return of mass migration policies.

  • Indonesia: Agriculture expansion plan under fire
    • IRIN
    • 26 Mar 2010

    The Indonesian government's plan to develop a food estate in Papua has come in for heavy criticism for potentially marginalizing small farmers and threatening the environment.

  • 6 Provinsi bagi Australia
    • Kompas
    • 17 Mar 2010

    Peluang Investasi di Pertanian dan Peternakan

  • Food estate feared to marginalize Papuans
    • Jakarta Post
    • 09 Mar 2010

    A planned large-scale food production system in Merauke, Papua province, aimed at improving national food sustainability, could prove detrimental for locals, an activist says.

  • Activists say Papua food estate ‘not the answer’
    • Jakarta Globe
    • 04 Mar 2010

    "If the government wants to eliminate famine, it should give farmers access to more land, and not give it away for corporations"

  • Tierras agrícolas de países emergentes atrae inversores
    • El Diario de Paraná
    • 03 Mar 2010

    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.

  • Wikileaks: Brazil criticizes China over "land grabs" in Africa
    • Wikileaks
    • 26 Feb 2010

    "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

  • Forum on land reform highlights ongoing issue of land grabbing in Indonesia
    • AGRA
    • 23 Feb 2010

    Educating the peasant movement is a key to genuine land reform implementation and the position of peasant movements as strong political bases against land grabbing in the future.

  • Indonesia aims to be world's breadbasket
    • AFP
    • 22 Feb 2010

    Following Brazil's trail, Indonesia is encouraging foreign and local investors to lease huge swathes of fertile countryside and help make the country a major food producer.

  • L'Indonésie veut devenir l'un des garde-manger du monde
    • AFP
    • 18 Feb 2010

    Suivant l'exemple du Brésil, l'Indonésie ambitionne de devenir un grand producteur agro-alimentaire, en proposant des centaines de milliers d'hectares de rizières et de champs aux investisseurs nationaux et étrangers.

  • UAE's MEC in talks to lease Indonesian farmland
    • Reuters
    • 14 Feb 2010

    Minerals Energy Commodities Holding (MEC) is in talks with Indonesia to lease 100,000 ha of farmland in East Kalimantan for UAE's food security.

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