About 100 community members locked in a long-running land dispute with the owners of Koh Kong Sugar Industry Company clashed with Chamkarmon district security forces after blocking the street in front of the Land Management Ministry
Legislative changes now sweeping across Asia threaten to displace millions of peasant families, undermine local food systems and increase violent conflicts over land. Already, just six percent of Asia's farm owners hold around 66% of its farmland.
Nan Tsan plans to engage in fish processing as its priority undertaking, for which it will lease a seaside area of 1,000 square meters, and is eyeing 10 hectares of land within the ecozone for the cultivation of papaya
The Asian Peasant Coalition, the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas and the Danggayan dagiti Mannalon ti Isabela say that because of farmers’ militant actions a bio-ethanol plant was victoriously shut down in San Mariano, Isabela, northeastern Philippines
Taiwan Rural Front holds an international press conference today, requesting the authority to stop land grabbing in Taiwan. It also announces its “return” to the Ketagalan Boulevard on July 16th, with farmers whose farmlands are under the threat of unjust expropriation.
An international fact-finding team is in the country to investigate the alleged land-grabbing by Philippine, Japanese and Taiwanese companies of some 11,000 hectares from indigenous peoples in Isabela to build the biggest bio-ethanol project in the Philippines.