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24 Sep 2020 Palm oil labour abuses linkeds to the world's top brands, banks
An Associated Press investigation found poor conditions of millions of laborers from some of the poorest corners of Asia across palm oil plantation in Malaysia and Indonesia, many of them enduring various forms of exploitation, with the most serious abuses including child labor, outright slavery and allegations of rape.
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08 Oct 2012 When forest guardians fight back
This article is part of a series of feature stories on land grabbing in selected countries in Asia, as part of an awareness-raising campaign on how land grabs worsen hunger, in commemoration of 'World Foodless Day' on October 16 by PAN AP and its partner organisations. (http://www.panap.net/wfd)
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21 Dec 2011 Saudi dairy giant spends $83M on Argentina farms
Saudi Arabia's largest dairy company said Wednesday it is buying Argentine farm operator Fondomonte S.A. for $83 million to secure access to a supply of animal feed.
AP
09 Sep 2019 Efforts grow to restrict foreign owners of US farmland
As foreign ownership of agriculture land continues to increase, efforts to limit foreign ownership of US farmland have gained traction.
AP
29 Mar 2019 Day of the Landless 2019: Reclaim our lands, reclaim our future!
29 March is Day of the Landless, it marks the founding anniversary of Asian Peasant Coalition and the launching of No Land, No Life! campaign. 126 organizations from 24 countries are issuing the following statement to commemorate the struggle of rural communities around the world for land and resources.
PAN AP
04 Jun 2015 French firm urged to reimburse farmers in alleged land grabs
Activists called Thursday for French conglomerate Bollore to return land, or compensate farmers, over disputed concessions for plantations in Cambodia and three African countries.
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11 Oct 2013 Myanmar farmers helpless against land grabbing
Foreign investors, often working with current or former military officials, are scrambling to build roads, factories, power plants, bridges and industrial-sized plantations.
AP
19 Oct 2012 Conflict in ancestral forests of Indonesia
This case study is conducted by Aliansi Gerakan Reforma Agraria (AGRA) in close coordination with the Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP).
PAN AP
18 Oct 2012 Land grabbing for food and biofuel: a case of MIFEE
This case study is done by Aliansi Gerakan Reforma Agraria (AGRA) in close coordination with the Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP).
PAN AP
17 May 2012 Cambodian troops seal off village after land clashes
Authorities say the land is owned by the government, but the activists claim the previously state-owned land already has been awarded to a Russian company to be developed as a plantation.
AP
16 Jul 2011 Down on the farm, investors see big potential
They believe food will only get more expensive around the world
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10 Feb 2011 Mali opposition party demands details of land leases, warns of possible 'land grab'
An opposition party in Mali wrote to the country's president demanding that details of contracts leasing out massive areas of agricultural land be made public.
AP
09 Feb 2011 ADM invests in Brazilian palms, biodiesel plant
Archer Daniels Midland Co. announces a 5-year plan to invest in nearly 30,000 acres of palm trees in Brazil
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24 Nov 2010 Egypt eyes Sudan for wheat needs
Egyptian officials in September revived a 30-year-old agreement with Sudan that encourages private companies to plant wheat in northern Sudan.
AP
31 Oct 2019 Ukraine’s plan to sell farmland raises fears of foreigners
The government’s plans to open up the land market are stirring fears that Ukraine’s coveted black earth will be bought up by foreigners, including Russians. Report from Associated Press.
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29 Mar 2019 139 groups from 26 countries mark ‘Day of the Landless’
In a strong show of support to rural communities asserting their right to land, 139 organizations from 26 countries across Asia Pacific, Africa, Latin America, North America and Europe issued a joint statement to mark the Day of the Landless last 29 March with several solidarity actions were also held on the same day.
PAN AP
10 Dec 2017 Another deadly year
These trends challenge rural communities and advocates of the people’s right to land and resources, food sovereignty and genuine land reform, to remain unwavering in their efforts to build a strong mass movement.
PAN AP
15 Oct 2015 #RuralWomenRiseUp: Groups to hold simultaneous actions to assert rights to land and resources
As the world marks the International Rural Women's Day, simultaneous activities organised by PAN Asia Pacific (PANAP) and rural women's groups from various countries to highlight the call for rural women to rise up and assert their rights to land and resources.
PAN AP
16 Apr 2015 #NoLandNoLife regional confab on land reform
The Asian Peasant Coalition (APC), in cooperation with PAN Asia Pacific (PANAP) and other organizations, will hold a two-day conference on land reform from 18-19 April in Jakarta, Indonesia.
PAN AP
29 Mar 2015 29 March “Day of the Landless” Stop land grabbing! Defend human rights!
As the land and resource grabbers remain determined to take away what rightfully belongs to the people, we must be more resolute than ever in our struggle to defend land, resources and human rights. A join statement by landless peasant, farm workers, indigenous community and civil society organisation.
PAN AP
27 Mar 2015 #NoLandNoLife Groups to declare 29 March as “Day of the Landless”, launch anti-land grabbing campaign
The PAN Asia Pacific (PANAP) together with farmers, farmworkers, fisherfolk, indigenous peoples, rural women and youth across Asia Pacific declare 29 March as the “Day of the Landless” aims to highlight land and resource grabbing as human rights issue.
PAN AP
25 Mar 2015 Stop land grabbing defend human rights!
Land is life. But for millions of small-scale farmers and food producers, including indigenous communities, access to land and resources is undermined by monopoly control of landlords and big corporations. Support "No Land, No Life" campaign.
PAN AP
20 Mar 2015 #NoLandNoLife Philippines: Land grabbing through contract farming
PAN Asia Pacific (PANAP) and Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) declaring “Day of the Landless” and launch regional campaign “No Land, No Life!” on March 29, highlighting foreign investments facilitating agribusiness land deals that aggravated landlessness, food insecurity, poverty, and loss of livelihood.
PAN AP
29 Apr 2013 PAN AP releases a video documentary on land grabbing in Sarawak
It was their native customary land until palm oil companies came and claimed it their own. With the help of corrupt politicians, almost 9,000 hectares of forest and agricultural lands were flattened. Fences were put up, barring indigenous peoples from entering their own ancestral land. This is the story of Melikin. The story of many indigenous peoples in Sarawak.
PAN AP
15 Oct 2012 Reclaiming the last forests of Sarawak
For the government of Sarawak, every piece of land should be utilised in the name of "development". Thus, reserved forests and lands should be logged and cleared and eventually, planted with oil palm. As a result, Malaysia's deforestation rate is increasing faster than anywhere else in the world.
PAN AP
12 Oct 2012 Laguna Lake fishers at the mercy of 'development'
Today, Laguna Lake is considered by many fisherfolks as a dying lake. Its ecosystem has been destroyed by the government's forced prevention of the entry of seawater, pollution from factories and cities surrounding the lake, and continuing reclamation and development projects under the government's Public-Private Partnership (PPP) programme.
PAN AP
04 Oct 2012 Troubled waters of Sri Lanka
In 2008, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority launched the Kalpitiya Dutch Bay Resort Development Project, displacing many traditional fishing and farming communities.
PAN AP
19 Jul 2012 Iowa regent admits PR mistakes in Africa land deal
Iowa Regent Bruce Rastetter has defended working with Iowa State Univ. to pursue a large-scale land development in Africa and blamed growing criticism over his involvement on misinformation and public relations mistakes.
AP
07 May 2012 Cambodia suspends land consessions after unrest
Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen temporarily suspended new land concessions to private companies in an effort to ease political pressure over an issue that has triggered social unrest and occasional violence.
AP
15 Aug 2011 Jamaica sells 3 sugar estates to Chinese firm
Under the agreement, China's Complant International Sugar Industry Co. Ltd. will be leased roughly 18,000 hectares of cane fields for the next 49 years.
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