• Korea’s overseas development backfires
    • Korea Times
    • 04 Dec 2009

    That Korea is no longer "importing" this food that is being grown overseas implies that this land is effectively Korean. This amounts to agricultural imperialism.

  • Food project to attract big investment
    • Jakarta Post
    • 03 Dec 2009

    A planned large-scale commercial farming or food estate project in Merauke, Papua, is expected to trigger fresh investment of up to US$5.3 billion in the area in the next five years.

  • Program food estate bukan solusi mendongkrak produksi padi nasional
    • Serikat Petani Indonesia (SPI)
    • 24 Nov 2009

    Henry Saragih, Ketua Umum Serikat Petani Indonesia (SPI) menyesalkan langkah yang diambil pemerintah untuk mendongkrak produksi padi nasional melalui program food estate. Pengembangan food estate justru bertentangan dengan upaya pemerintah mendorong ekonomi kerakyatan, khususnya ekonomi kaum tani.

  • Food Estate is Not a Solution to Increase National Rice Production
    • Serikat Petani Indonesia (SPI)
    • 24 Nov 2009

    The food estate program will shift the character of Indonesian agriculture from family farming to corporate based food and agriculture production and weaken national food sovereignty.

  • Korea seeks cheap land overseas to grow food
    • Joong Ang Daily
    • 16 Nov 2009

    Local provincial governments are working hard to develop farmland in other countries -- Russia, Cambodia, Mongolia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Paraguay, Uruguay -- because it’s cheaper than relying on imports

  • Up for grabs: Deforestation and exploitation in Papua’s plantations boom
    • EIA
    • 11 Nov 2009

    The planned expansion of plantations in the Papuan provinces of Indonesia should be immediately suspended and reviewed amid concerns over massive deforestation and widespread exploitation of local communities, environmentalists warned today.

  • Indonesia says land acquisition stalls Binladin rice investment
    • Reuters
    • 26 Oct 2009

    The Saudi Binladin Group's $4.3 billion planned investment in Papua, east Indonesia, to develop rice fields has stalled because of problems acquiring land from local people.

  • Au Timor, les investissements contre l'autosubsistance
    • Le Courrier
    • 13 Oct 2009

    Un accord entre le gouvernement et une entreprise indonésienne, la GTLeste Biotech, est en gestation depuis le mois de mars. Il est question d'un bail de location – renouvelable – de cinquante ans pour 100 000 hectares de terre destinés à la production de canne à sucre.

  • K S Oils acquires more land in Indonesia
    • Commodity Online
    • 07 Oct 2009

    K S Oils, one of India’s leading integrated edible oil food companies Wednesday announced further acquisition of 53,000 acres of land for palm oil plantations in Indonesia. This brings the company’s land bank in Indonesia to 1,38,000 acres [56,000 ha], the largest owned by any Indian company.

  • Japan ready to fund agriculture activities in Merauke
    • Tempo Interactive
    • 05 Oct 2009

    Several companies like Mitsubishi Corporation are interested in promoting Merauke as a new rice barn in Asia.

  • Indonesia to restrict foreign investment in food sector
    • Reuters
    • 01 Oct 2009

    The government is preparing a regulation which will put some restrictions on foreign investment in the food industry, including on the length of the investment, and the joint ownership with local firms.

  • Saudi Arabia eyes special relationship with RI: Envoy
    • Jakarta Post
    • 30 Sep 2009

    “Our people have already surveyed several areas to choose the right place for planting basmati rice. The investment will be huge,” says Ambassador Khayyat.

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