News - Plantations

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)


Lead-up to COP22: Re-examining Indonesia’s land and forest fires

3rd Nov 2016
A new CIFOR study shows that to identify responsibility for the problem of forest and land fires, maps and satellites are not enough. (Dayne / CIFOR)


244 Cameroonian farmers bring SGSOC palm oil plantation to justice

4th Oct 2016
Yaounde - Local communities affected by a large-scale palm oil plantation took their case to the Court of First Instance in Bangem, south-west Cameroon, with the first hearing set for 9 November. Greenpeace Africa, who documented the abuse made by the company for the last seven years, launches a call in support for the communities. (Greenpeace / Press Release)


“Slash and burn” works, given time and space

17th Feb 2016
If managed well, swidden farming in Borneo can provide vital ecosystem services and protect biodiversity, study says (O'Connell & Pearl / CIFOR)


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