The Dutch National Contact Point for the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) today declared a complaint from three Friends of the Earth groups (Milieudefensie (Netherlands), SDI (Liberia) and WALHI (Indonesia)) against Dutch bank ING admissible.ING has been ignoring abuses in the palm oil sector for years.
The British government is ramping up its policy to divert taxpayers’ money into private hands and plantation companies like Feronia – and away from the world’s poorest people, warns Labour’s Dan Carden.
An executive decree issued by President Bolsonaro late last year could turn over vast swathes of public land to large-scale private owners, escalating conflicts with indigenous and traditional communities who utilize those lands.
À l’occasion de la foire agricole de la Semaine verte à Berlin, les ONG veulent accroître la pression sur le gouvernement fédéral pour obliger légalement les entreprises agricoles à fournir davantage de protection des droits de l’homme.
Mauritius-based Sunbird Bionergy is pursuing a US$190 million cassava outgrower ethanol project in Zimbabwe's Luena farm block that includes a seedlings plantation that will eventually cover 10,000 ha.