Tanzania farmers violently displaced by a REDD+ project have launched a crowdfunding campaign for legal support.
Vinamilk, Lao-Jagro partner in organic dairy farm and resort Vientiane Times | 28 May 2019
Vinamilk, Vietnam’s largest dairy company, has teamed up with Lao and Japanese businesses to build an organic dairy farm and resort in Xieng Khuang province, Laos. The first phase of the farm will cover 5,000 ha and the second phase is expected to expand the farm to 15,000-20,000 ha.
What justice for local communities affected by SOCFIN plantations? GRAIN | 28 May 2019
An action of solidarity with the communities affected by SOCFIN's plantations in Africa and Asia was carried out in Luxembourg today during the multinational's General Assembly. About 10 activists participated in the GA to denounce the situation and demand immediate action.
22 Liberian Indigenous villages file complaint against SOCFIN subsidiary at IFC Green Advocates | 27 May 2019
In a complaint filed today, 22 Liberian indigenous villagers say the Salala Rubber Corporation is using World Bank money to expand and operate its Liberian plantations through illegal land grabs, sexual violence and intimidation of human rights defenders.
Five from China charged over illegal banana plantation in Myanmar protected forest Radio Free Asia | 20 May 2019
China-backed banana tissue-culture plantations, banned in Laos and Thailand, began popping up in Myanmar about 12 years ago. A report issued earlier this year by Land Security and Environmental Conservation Network indicated that that there are more than 100,000 acres of banana plantations in Kachin state.
Lao villager dies after 8 years in jail over land grab protest Radio Free Asia | 20 May 2019
A Lao villager held in jail since 2011 as a leader of a land protest in the country’s Salavan province has died in custody. The seizure of land for development or agricultural use has been a major cause of protest in Laos and other authoritarian Asian countries
Quelle justice pour les riverains des plantations SOCFIN ? GRAIN | 28 mai 2019
Une action de solidarité avec les communautés affectées par les plantations de SOCFIN en Afrique et en Asie a été menée au Luxembourg ce 28 mai durant l’Assemblée générale de la multinationale. Une dizaine d’activistes ont directement participé à l’AG pour dénoncer ses agissements et réclamer des actions immédiates.