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.
Following its acquisition of 17,954 ha from the Edo State government for palm oil cultivation, Dufil Prima Foods has embarked on a crop compensation payment to 1,628 farmers across 14 communities.
A 1040-hectare oil palm farm has been given by Amokwe and Okai villages of Bende, Abia State, Nigeria to Dufil Prima Foods Plc, a company whose owners include Kellog's and PT Indofood, to enable it source its raw materials.
- Guardian Nigeria
11 Jan 2019
The Edo State government has articulated a policy that allows investors to own government lands irrespective of the size for about 200 thousand naira.
First Pacific's partnership with Kuok may have virtually killed San Miguel’s planned $1-billion joint agriculture project with the Malaysian tycoon.
- Manila Standard
20 Nov 2014
Philippines' Environment Secretary Ramon Paje proposes the conversion of some 8 million ha of idle, denuded and unproductive lands across the country into oil palm plantations.
Peasant group KMP warns of intensified landgrabbing and denial of farmers’ rights with the “imminent” entry of businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan and PT Indofood in Central Azucarera de Tarlac.
two years after Supreme Court decision ordering distribution of Hacienda Luisita, Cojuangcos of Tarlac province still control 6,000-hectare sugar estate. Denial of farmers’ rights with the “imminent” entry of businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan.
Farmers express alarm over alleged massive land-use conversion, which targets productive agricultural lands supposed to be covered by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.
- Business Mirror
15 Apr 2014
The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria has cautioned the Edo State Government from going ahead with plans to allocate 410,000 ha of forest land belonging to community people to corporations
Edo State Government says 60,000 ha acquired for oil palm by instant noodle maker United Food Industries Ltd of Indonesia's Salim Group.
Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala says the Hong Kong group of businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan is still having trouble finding large tracts of land for its planned agriculture investments in the Philippines.
- Philippines Star
19 Dec 2013