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The Salim Group’s Secret Plantations in West Papua.

There is strong evidence that the Salim Group has been acquiring and starting to develop oil palm concessions in West Papua province, which could result in the conversion of 117,000 hectares of forest and grassland to oil palm. The Salim Group is one of Indonesia’s biggest business conglomerates and it’s main agribusiness division, Indofood Agri […]

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Mairisi and Miere Tribes: We won’t sell our land

In mid-April 2015, the Wondama Bay Regency government and the Environment Management Board gathered community representatives from the Mairasi, Miere and Wamesa tribes, who live in villages around Naikere, Kuriwamesa and Rasiei (all in Wondama Bay Regency) for a meeting in the Rasiei District Office meeting room. From the meeting’s outset, the community didn’t particularly […]

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West Papua Oil Palm Atlas – The companies behind the plantation explosion.

Indonesia’s oil palm industry is moving east. With large tracts of land increasingly difficult to find in Sumatra and Borneo, plantation companies are now focussing their attention on Indonesia’s eastern frontier: the small islands of the Maluku archipelago and especially the conflict-ridden land of West Papua. In 2005 there were only five oil palm plantations […]

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West Papua Oil Palm Atlas Introduction

Over the course of several months, we have tried to collect as much data as we can about the oil palm industry in Papua. We have done this through a process of internet research, communication with local Papuan NGOs, church organisations, indigenous organisations and other activists, and attempts to contact government and corporate sources. We […]

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Bintuni Bay and the Petrochemical Industry

One of Indonesia’s most important industrial nodes is being rapidly developed in West Papua, and key decisions expected soon will give several multinational companies the green light to build petrochemical factories in the Bintuni area. Sumuri District, on the southern shore of Bintuni Bay, was once covered with forest and mangrove, but has over the […]

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Plan similar to MIFEE in FakFak

Fakfak (on the Southern Coast of West Papua Province), has plans to start a program to develop integrated agribusiness similar to MIFEE in Merauke. It turns out that the program’s “designer”, (Ir. Omah Laduani Ladamay, MSi) the current head of the Fakfak Agriculture Service, is a former member of the MIFEE team in Merauke. The […]

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