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.
Singapore-listed firm Black River Capital Partners Food Fund Holdings Pte Ltd has sold most of its stake – pegged at $7.2 million (P331.2 million) – in the Philippine fruit and vegetables company AgriNurture Inc.
Land Inc. is a journey across Brazil, Dubai, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Madagascar the Philippines and Ukraine to document what some define as a form of neocolonialism, and others as a chance for development: land grabbing