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  • Do Indonesia’s food estates solve the nation’s food crisis? Activists, indigenous tribes don’t think so
    • SCMP
    • 20 Nov 2022

    Poor planning and ignoring advice of indigenous groups resulted in flooding, failed crops and left behind arid, barren land that could exacerbate the climate crisis

  • The Moi struggle for land rights
    • China Dialogue
    • 15 Nov 2022

    On the ground and in the courts, members of the Moi indigenous group are resisting oil palm expansion in West Papua, Indonesia

  • Peran militer dalam rencana Food Estate
    • TAPOL dan AwasMIFEE
    • 02 Nov 2022

    Pada April 2020, saat pandemi Covid-19 mulai melanda dunia, Pemerintah Indonesia mengumumkan rencana untuk mengubah ratusan ribu hektare lahan menjadi ‘Food Estates’. Laporan ini fokus pada satu aspek yang sangat mengganggu dari proyek food estate – peran militer dan Kementerian Pertahanan dalam pengelolaan food estate.

  • Astra Agro Lestari in Indonesia: Ongoing criminalisation, human rights abuses and land grabbing
    • FIDH
    • 21 Sep 2022

    Letter from Indigenous Peoples, civil society, and community-based organisations to household consumer goods companies demanding they immediately suspend Indonesia’s second largest palm oil company from their supply chains.

  • From Asia to Africa: Tentacles of oil palm plantations are squeezing communities dry
    • WRM
    • 12 Sep 2022

    There is no other crop that has grown faster globally in the last decade than palm oil. This almost uncontrollable expansion leaves a deep trail of destruction and conflicts around it. As companies take over more community land, they also grab the water sources from them.

  • From Asia to Africa: Tentacles of oil palm plantations are squeezing communities dry
    • WRM
    • 12 Sep 2022

    As companies take over more community land, they also grab the water sources from them.

  • Indonesian palm oil billionaire goes on trial
    • Asia Sentinel
    • 09 Sep 2022

    A tycoon once named one of Indonesia’s richest has gone on trial for alleged corruption estimated to have cost the state the equivalent of US$5.25 billion and caused major environmental damage from the destruction of vast amounts of virgin forest for oil palm plantations.

  • Selamatkan lembah Grima Nawa
    • Masyarakat Adat Lembah Grime Nawa
    • 07 Sep 2022

    Masyarakat Adat lembah Grime Nawa Kabupaten Jayapura dikagetkan dengan kehadiran Perusahaan sawit PT.Permata Nusa Mandiri diatas tanah adat lembah Grime Nawa. Perusahaan sawit secara sepihak telah mengklaim tanah adat seluas 30.920 hektar di 6 Distrik yaitu: Distrik Unurumguay, Distrik Nimbokrang, Distrik Nimboran, Distrik Namblong, Distrik Kemtuk Gresi, dan Distrik Kemtuk.

  • Lumbung pangan dan riwayat kegagalannya di Tanah Marind
    • Pusaka Bentala Rakyat
    • 29 Aug 2022

    Setelah lebih dari sepuluh tahun berlalu, apa yang terjadi dan tengah dialami oleh Masyarakat Adat setempat dan tanahnya yang dijadikan area untuk Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate? Yayasan Pusaka Bentala Rakyat bersama Perkumpulan Petrus Vertenten MSC Papua, melakukan dokumentasi lapangan terkait situasi dari masyarakat adat dan tanahnya yang terdampak proyek MIFEE

  • Second Indonesian province moves to retake forests from palm oil companies
    • Mongabay
    • 16 Jun 2022

    The government of Indonesia’s Papua province has recommended that district officials revoke the permits of 35 of the 54 oil palm concessions operating there.

  • Integritas investor: Bangun Bumi Papua proyek
    • Pusaka Bentala Rakyat
    • 28 May 2022

    Pengelolaan proyek Food Estate Bangun Bumi Papua akan diserahkan pada PT Alamindo Lestari Sejahtera Tbk yang memiliki lebih dari 500.000 hektar konsesi logging di lima kabupaten di Papua Barat.

  • Palm oil firms depriving tribes of millions of dollars
    • BBC
    • 23 May 2022

    The companies that sell oil palm to major firms like Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg's and Mondelēz are depriving indigenous communities of potentially millions of dollars of income, a joint BBC investigation has found.

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