Indigenous groups warn of 'apocalypse' with Brazil's Bolsonaro France24 | 10 Apr 2019
Brazil's Alliance of Indigenous Peoples warned about President Bolsonaro's pledges to allow more farming and logging in the Amazon, and called on the EU to put pressure by refusing import of Brazil's agricultural products unless guaranteed that it's not comes from native lands or violated indigenous people's rights.
Socfin in Sierra Leone: Anger and broken hopes in Sahn Malen Standard Times | 09 Apr 2019
In 2011, the plantation management company, Socfin opened a new palm oil plantation in Malen, in south east Sierra Leone. The subsequent eight years have seen a grave property conflict emerge between a number of local residents and the company.
RSPO CEO talks sustainable palm oil’s big challenges: Smallholders and Africa Food Navigator | 05 Apr 2019
Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is working to bring sustainable palm oil into the “mainstream”. The RSPO aims to advance production, procurement, finance and use of sustainable palm oil products and not shy away from two key challenges on the horizon: winning over smallholders and African producers.
Kampong Speu sugar company villagers protest at Land Management Ministry Phnom Penh Post | 05 Apr 2019
Nearly 700 people from different communities in Kampong Speu province, Cambodia protested in front of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, seeking a solution to their long-running land dispute with three sugar companies.
Cambodian activist urges authorities to free son, villagers detained amid land dispute Radio Free Asia | 04 Apr 2019
Activist from northern Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province urged authorities to release his son and other villagers who were detained amid an ongoing land dispute. The land dispute stems from 8,520 hectares (21,000 acres) concession granted to agro-industrial company Metrey Pheap Kakse Usahakam Co. Ltd.
DRC must give up plans to establish 22 agro-industrial parks Oakland Institute | 04 Apr 2019
The collapse of the Bukanga Lonzo agro-industrial park pilot makes it clear that agro-industrial parks are a false solution to the challenges faced by DRC and Africa when it comes to food, agriculture, and poverty alleviation.
Booklet: 12 tactics palm oil companies use to grab community land GRAIN | 04 Apr 2019
The booklet “Promise, Divide, Intimidate and Coerce: 12 tactics palm oil companies use to grab community land” has been launched today by the World Rainforest Movement, GRAIN and an Alliance of community and local organisations united against industrial oil palm plantations in West and Central Africa.
The highest bidder takes it all: The World Bank’s new scheme to privatise land in the global south Brettonwoods Project | 04 Apr 2019
World Bank is launching an unprecedented attack on the commons by pushing privatisation of customary and public land and its sale by auction to the highest bidder. The land indicator’s Enabling the Business of Agriculture rankings prescribes policy reforms to ease access to land for agribusiness.
ASEAN guidelines for responsible investment in food, agriculture and forestry IISD | 30 Mar 2019
ASEAN Guidelines on Promoting Responsible Investment in Food, Agriculture and Forestry adopted by ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) in October 2018 through a multistakeholder process involving the ASEAN Secretariat, Grow Asia, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation and a World Bank trust fund.
Military open fire on communities protesting oil palm development in DRC Illegal Deforestation Monitor | 22 Mar 2019
Tensions between local communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Canadian oil palm company Feronia have escalated in recent months following a complaint presented last year to the company’s international financial backers.
Livret: 12 tactiques utilisées par les sociétés productrices d’huile de palme pour s'emparer des terres communautaires GRAIN | 04 avr 2019
Le livret « Promettre, diviser, intimider, contraindre : 12 tactiques utilisées par les sociétés productrices d’huile de palme pour s'emparer des terres communautaires » a été publiée aujourd’hui par le Mouvement mondial pour les forêts tropicales, GRAIN et une alliance d’organisations communautaires et locales unies contre les plantations industrielles de palmiers à huile en Afrique de l’Ouest et centrale.
Filippine: a Palawan indigeni minacciati dalle palme da olio Osservatorio Diritti | 09 Apr 2019
Nella provincia di Palawan, nelle Filippine, almeno 9.000 ettari sono stati convertiti in piantagioni di palma da olio. Causando indigeni privati del sostentamento e contadini indebitati: ecco gli effetti dell'espansione di questa monocoltura denunciati dalla Coalizione contro il land grabbing.