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  • The Liberian Contribution to the Stir-Fry
    • Africa-Asia Confidential
    • 31 Dec 2009

    Golden VerOleum plans to acquire 200,00 hectares in south-eastern Liberia. The target areas are Grand Kru, Maryland, River Cess, River Gee and Sinoe counties. The export plans are based on a plantation system in which there are about 10 hectares for each worker.

  • Rattling the resource chain
    • ISN Security Watch
    • 22 Dec 2009

    Forecast reports on scarcity predict global actors will move in on dwindling resources. Governments are taking notice, and so should the public, Vivian Fritschi writes for ISN Security Watch.

  • Food estate menjadikan petani Indonesia sebagai buruh di tanahnya sendiri
    • Serikat Petani Indonesia (SPI)
    • 17 Dec 2009

    Dalam hal ini, dapat dikatakan masa pengesahan “perampasan tanah” (land grabbing), ketika pengusaha besar lokal dan asing datang atas mandat pemerintah untuk bersaing dengan petani gurem.

  • Food estate makes Indonesian peasants laborers on their own land
    • SPI
    • 17 Dec 2009

    The Indonesian Peasants’ Union (SPI) explains how the government's food estate plan benefits companies and threatens farmers.

  • S Korean investor begins building corn processing plants
    • Antara
    • 08 Dec 2009

    Gorontalo Vice Governor Gusnar Ismail said the South Korean investor, PT Harim Group, was also planning to build six silos with a combined storage capacity of 6,000 tons to support its corn exporting activity.

  • 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.

  • 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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