Indonesia: Police crackdown on peasants protesting land-grab by a Michelin subsidiary Via Campesina | 15 Jun 2020
Peasants living in Jambi province, Indonesia, were in for a shock when the police arrested Junawal, a local peasant leader and organiser on May 26, 2020. Junawal was leading the local resistance against a subsidiary of Royal Lestari Utama (RLU), a joint venture company between PT Barito Pasifik and French transnational tyre-manufacturing giant Michelin that manages more than 88,000 hectares of plantation land in Jambi and East Kalimantan.
Kazakhstan: Activists jailed in criminal probes HRW | 12 Jun 2020
On June 6 protesters expressed demands, including a ban on leasing land to foreign companies and the release of political prisoners, such as Max Bokaev, who was imprisoned for peacefully protesting proposed land code amendments.
Palm oil industry leaves Indonesian village struggling with loss and regret EcoWatch | 09 Jun 2020
Indonesia sits at the heart of the global palm oil trade. In 2002, one company PT Erasakti Wira Forestama (EWF) offered villagers in Batanghari, Jambi province a one-time payment for their land. Peatlands were converted to plantations — and the repercussions of the decision are still felt today.
&Green Fund commits $10m to Grupo Roncador for cattle, soy, and corn production in Mato Grosso GAI | 09 Jun 2020
&Green Fund, with backing from the Norwegian government and Unilever, makes its first investment in a Brazilian farming company that grows soybeans and grains and raises cattle on 50,000 hectares in Mato Grosso.
China's Xinfadi Market has nearly 18,000 hectares of overseas plantations Fresh Plaza | 09 May 2019
The Xinfadi Market has already established its own plantations in more than 8 countries, including the Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand, to guarantee low prices and high quality for fruit imported to Beijing.
Boletín Nyéléni núm. 40 - Acaparamiento de tierras y justicia agraria Boletín Nyéléni | 17 jun 2020
Este número de Nyéléni es la primera parte de dos ediciones (junio y septiembre) dedicadas al tema de la tierra. Este número examina los problemas de la actual carrera por la tierra de los actores financieros y empresariales, desde locales a globales. Estudia las oportunidades actuales y cartografía las estrategias y soluciones para promover el cambio.
Hentikan proyek cetak sawah/food estate di lahan gambut di Kalimantan Tengah Walhi | 14 Jun 2020
Lebih dari 160 organisasi dan individu menyerukan agar Pemerintah Indonesia berhenti menggunakan pandemi sebagai alasan untuk mengeksploitasi gambut dan menyatakan sikap menolak dan mendesak diberhentikan proyek food estate di Kalimantan Tengah.