News - Plantations

Breaking the silence: Industrial oil palm and rubber plantations bring harassment, sexual violence and abuse against women

14th Mar 2019
Life around industrial oil palm and rubber plantations is marked by violence. (Source Grain.org)


Myanmar land ownership law could displace millions of farmers

3rd Mar 2019
Under a land reformation act, millions of farmers across Myanmar could be forced from land they have tilled for generations. Many are unaware of the danger they face. Peter Yeung and Carlotta Dotto report from Yangon. (Source DW.com)


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)


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