Monthly Archives: July 2014

People of Baad Anxious about Sugar-cane Investment

The Malind people in Kampung Baad, Animha District, Merauke are extremely anxious about a new investor which wants to use their ancestral lands and forests for a commercial sugar-cane plantation. They worry that they might lose their land and forest which is the source of their livelihood. Since 2010 various companies have come to the […]

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Analysis of satellite data shows that ANJ Agro has started clearing forest in South Sorong and Maybrat.

Analysis by Jakarta-based NGO Greenomics has shown that Austindo Nusantara Jaya Agro has started clearing forest for two large oil palm plantations in South Sorong and Maybrat Regencies in West Papua province. A series of satellite photographs shows that areas of forest have been cleared in the concession areas of both PT Permata Putera Mandiri […]

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Louis Dreyfus quits Green Eagle Group, owner of PT Tandan Sawita Papua and PT Varia Mitra Andalan

Louis Dreyfus Commodities, a French multinational which is one of the big four agricultural trading companies worldwide, has withdrawn from the Green Eagle Group, its joint venture with the Rajawali Corporation. The company released a short statement on July 24th. Green Eagle Group controls two plantations in West Papua. PT Tandan Sawita Papua in Keerom […]

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Oil palm company is destrying the fraternal links within communities around Muting and Bupul

[awasMIFEE note: The latest oil palm company to get a permit in Merauke, PT Internusa Jaya Sejahtera, has been moving fast, distributing money to leaders of landowner clans before the community has had the chance to reach a collective decision on whether they actually want to sell their land, therefore provoking intercommunity conflict, according to […]

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