An indigenous people's group on Friday filed a case against Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu for neglect of duty, saying he did not block the "illegal" operation of a coffee plantation in ancestral land.
Palm oil plantations in Indonesia and commercial fruit orchards in the Philippines have uprooted indigenous people and rural communities from their land, despite laws put in place to protect them, human rights groups said.
The Peoples Coalition on Food Sovereignty demands the members of the Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank stop funding projects, especially China’s Belt and Road Initiative, that result in landgrabbing.
Nella provincia di Palawan, nelle Filippine, almeno 9.000 ettari sono stati convertiti in piantagioni di palma da olio. Causando indigeni privati del sostentamento e contadini indebitati: ecco gli effetti dell'espansione di questa monocoltura denunciati dalla Coalizione contro il land grabbing.
Local leaders celebrate decision by New Zealand's overseas investment regulator to turn down application by Tegel Group Holdings to buy land for chicken farm. They say it's time to boost smaller-scale farmers, not back foreign-owned companies.
Front Line Defenders identifies the root causes of violence in Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and the Philippines, where more than 80% of the human rights defenders killed globally over the last four years were murdered.
KMP chair Danilo Ramos says the President and the head of the Department of Agriculture (DA) “got some explaining to do” as to the extent of agricultural lands being compromised in foreign agri-business deals signed in recent state visits.
The Weekly Times has compiled a list of more than 900 properties, and their owners, who range from family farms to domestic and international corporate and investment institutions. The result? The big are getting bigger.