Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno said he will meet with leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to help Chinese investors set-up a 6,000 ha tea plantation within the rebels' controlled territory in Mindanao.
As the global rush for land intensifies, provoked in particular by the demand for alternatives to fossil fuels, governments across Southeast Asia have welcomed investments by both local and foreign agribusiness companies
Le livre-reportage Terres à vendre est une minutieuse enquête sur les rachats de terres agricoles par l'agroindustrie, de partout sur la planète. Un ouvrage édifiant et inquiétant sur un phénomène mondial en pleine expansion.
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.
Farmers on Palawan are being tricked into giving land away to palm oil companies with local government support. Those who resist the land grabs are now in fear for their lives following the murder of a prominent campaigner.
About a hundred farmers and indigenous peoples voiced out their opposition to the expansion of oil palm plantations in Philippines with nine companies from Malaysia and Indonesia, have signaled their intention to invest in Mindanao.
It is critical for farmers and advocates of land rights as well as the general public to understand how and why land grabbing is happening to make a more effective, strategic campaigning to address and stop it.