01 Sep 2016 Guardian
Korean palm oil firm accused of illegal forest burning in Indonesia
A Korean palm oil company has been dropped by buyers after footage emerged that allegedly shows the illegal burning of vast tracts of tropical forest on lands it holds concessions for in Indonesia.
03 Aug 2016 Tempo
Jokowi takes interest in Guinea's farmland
The President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, is inviting Indonesia to invest in his country's agriculture and mining sectors.
25 May 2016 Asia Pacific Report
West Papuans, activists protest against Sorong oil palm expansion
As the indigenous people of Sorong, Nabire, Merauke and elsewhere in West Papua continue to resist oil palm expansion, there now appears to be some hope that the government is responding to President Joko Widodo’s call last month for a moratorium on all new permits.
10 May 2016 Farm Weekly
Pack your bags to cash in on China’s dairy demand
In partnership with Indonesian agribusiness Japfa and Cargill’s Black River, AustAsia has built five free stall dairy farms in the province of Shandong, plus another in Inner Mongolia, to milk 30,000 Holsteins in total.
10 May 2016 APC
On Jokowi’s announcement to ban new oil palm permits, AGRA and APC reaffirm call to stop oil palm plantations
Aliansi Gerakan Reforma Agraria and Asian Peasant Coalition welcome Indonesian President's announcement to ban new oil palm permits but reiterate call to stop oil palm plantations.
06 May 2016 Contagio Radio
Piden a la UE frenar las violaciones a DDHH por parte de empresas palmeras
Entre el 25 de abril y el 4 de mayo delegados de Indonesia, Perú, Colombia y Liberia, entre otros países exigieron en Londres que la Unión Europea ponga fin a las violaciones de derechos humanos y al acaparamiento de tierras vinculados a las empresas de palma de aceite, que en su mayoría consume la UE.
04 May 2016 Business Times
Palm oil protest urges boycott at London Stock Exchange
Indigenous and civil society leaders from Indonesia, Peru, Colombia and Liberia gathered in London Wednesday to urge a boycott of firms that commit human rights violations and land seizures to cultivate palm oil.
29 Apr 2016 FPP
Yerisiam Gua people of Papua face down land grabs and intimidation by palm oil company
The company, which has most recently bulldozed the local community's sago palms, is a subsidiary of RSPO member Goodhope Asia Holdings, registered in Singapore and owned by Carson Cumberbatch PLC of Sri Lanka.
18 Apr 2016 Mongabay
Jokowi bans new oil palm and mining concessions
Reactions to Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s recently announced plan to ban new oil palm and mining permits were generally positive on Friday, with activists reminding him that the devil is in details.
12 Apr 2016 Antara
Indonesia, Denmark strengthen agriculture cooperation
Indonesia's Agriculture Minister says his government will allocate two million hectares of land for cattle and maize and sugarcane plantations under the investment deal with Denmark.
08 Mar 2016 Sun Star
100,000 hectares eyed for hybrid rice production
The agribusiness cluster of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-Eaga) is targeting a total of 100,000 hectares for expansion of hybrid rice production area in the sub-economic region.
01 Mar 2016 Financial Times
The great land rush
FT correspondents report on the global race for land from Ethiopia, Myanmar and Indonesia.


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