News - Plantations

Mozambique won’t be Mato Grosso

18th Jun 2018
A popular movement centred on a small farming village in northern Mozambique has, for the moment, halted an attempt to move to cash-crop monocultures mainly for export. (By Stefano Liberti for Le Monde Diplomatique)


Six farmers shot dead over land rights battle in Peru

6th Sep 2017
The victims were targeted by a criminal gang who wanted to use their lands to grow lucrative palm oil, according to local indigenous leaders (Collyns / The Guardian)


‘We’d rather die than lose’: villagers in Indonesia fight for a land rights revolution

4th Sep 2017
A small community on the island of Sumatra is at the heart of a battle for traditional territories that could finally resolve the muddled and exploitative system of laws governing land ownership in Indonesia. (Bevins / the Guardian)


International investment blamed for violence and oppression in Sarawak

16th Aug 2017
Representatives of a palm oil plantation company were charged with the murder of land rights activist Bill Kayong, in Miri, Sarawak last year, but were later acquitted. Their acquittal was denounced by many observers, who see it as yet another blow against indigenous communities in the fight for their land. (Denton / Mongabay)


Indonesian province revokes palm oil licenses

12th Jun 2017
Merauke government's move to pull 11 permits wins church and popular backing, but damage to nature 'has already been done' (Eman Riberu / UCA)


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