• 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.

  • Pemerintah dan Bank Dunia Membikin Kebun Tebu
    • Kontan
    • 13 Feb 2010

    Pemerintah pusat, Pemda Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD), Bank Dunia, dan Pemerintah Korea Selatan (Korsel) akan bekerjasama mengembangkan perkembangan tebu seluas 17.000 hingga 35.000 hektar di Kabupaten Benar Meriah, Banda Aceh.

  • South Korean farm trade group aims to set up international grain company
    • Yonhap
    • 11 Feb 2010

    South Korea's state-run agriculture trading corporation says that it aims to set up an international grain purchasing and distribution company that can invest directly in foreign farms or control stakes in agricultural operations.

  • Korean investor wins permit for Papua food estate
    • Tempo Interaktif
    • 10 Feb 2010

    As many foreign and local investor are seeking to win a license to invest in the giant agriculture project in Papua, Indonesia, one unnamed South Korean investor has obtained a permit. Mitsubishi is also bidding. Binladin Group has been rejected.

  • No conversion of virgin forest to food estate in Merauke: Govt
    • Jakarta Post
    • 09 Feb 2010

    Foreign investors from China, Korea and Singapore have expressed their readiness to invest in the projects to cultivate including paddy to supply for domestic demand.

  • 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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