Philippines
07 Sep 2017 Mongabay
Philippine palm oil plan ‘equals corruption and land-grabbing,’ critics say
With its renewed promotion of what it calls the “Sunshine Industry,” the Philippine government is looking to cultivate another one million hectares of oil palm, 98 percent of which would be on the island of Mindanao.
01 Sep 2017 Mongabay
Philippine palm oil plan ‘equals corruption and land-grabbing,’ critics say
With its renewed promotion of what it calls the “Sunshine Industry,” the Philippine government is looking to cultivate another one million hectares of oil palm, 98 percent of which would be on the island of Mindanao.
10 Aug 2017 Manila Bulletin
Japanese traders eye Davao agri investments
Davao City Investment Promotions Center (DCIPC) chief Lemuel Ortonio met with a group of Japanese investors to discuss available areas for investment in Davao thriving agriculture sector.
02 Aug 2017 Davao Today
Lawmaker wants all agri-venture agreements scrapped
A militant lawmaker from Davao City, Philippines is seeking an end to all agribusiness venture agreements or AVAs which he said is used to legitimize land grabbing among farmers.
13 Jul 2017 Reuters
Four land activists killed each week in 2016 in bloodiest year on record
Nearly four people were murdered each week last year while defending their homes, lands and forests from mining, dams and agricultural projects.
26 Jun 2017 Panay today
Bungkalan in Sara benefits 100 dislocated farmers
More than 100 farmers and farm workers became beneficiaries of the first bungkalan - land cultivation- in the Philippines under Duterte regime. Farmers collectively cultivated 7.9 hectares which is part of the 700 hectares Sanson landholding covering about 17 villages of the said town.
26 May 2017 Bulatlat
Langrabbing breeds hunger, resistance
New book “Land Grabbing Cases in the Philippines: Greed, Hunger, and Resistance” by the Philippine Network of Food Security Programmes (PNFSP) discusses several local case studies.
13 Mar 2017 Interncontinental Cry
Will you help us to save Palawan from the oil palm rush? Open letter to 'Mam Gina', Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Lopez
By inviting Malaysian oil palm investors in Palawan, Philippines, President Duterte is doing exactly the opposite of what he promised to do
07 Mar 2017 Davao Today
Philippines: Agribusiness ventures seen to generate more jobs
Palm oil, rubber, cacao, and coffee were among the farm products that would be sought ​by investors, he said. Their target farmland will be in Paquibato and Marilog districts of the city.
26 Jan 2017 Filipino Times
PH agri attaché eyes ‘food security’ ties with UAE
The Philippine Embassy’s agricultural counsellor is looking at working on an agreement in the area of food security with the UAE government
17 Jan 2017 Manila Bulletins
LandBank, JICA ink ¥4.9-B agribusiness project for Mindanao conflict areas
Land Bank of the Philippines (LandBank) and the government of Japan have signed a loan agreement worth almost ¥5-billion to fund a five-year project that aims to jumpstart agribusiness investments in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
22 Nov 2016 Business Mirror
Malaysian firm to invest $1 billion in Philippines palm oil plantation
Alif Oil Trading Co. is looking for 128,000 hectares of land in Agusan del Sur to establish oil palm plantations


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