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MIFEE-affected communities want their land back

A roundup of recent material about MIFEE, January 2013, from Down To Earth Indigenous communities living along the Bian and Maro Rivers in Merauke, southern Papua, have demanded the return of their customary lands taken for the Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate (MIFEE) mega-project. A set of demands issued after four days of community […]

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Two UN Special Rapporteurs criticize Asian Agrofuel Megaprojects such as MIFEE

On May 23rd this year, two UN special rapporteurs, Olivier De Schutter (Special Rapporteur on the right to food) and James Anaya (Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous people) warned of how across South-East Asia, indigenous people were being marginalised by agricultural development for agrofuel and export-led crops. The main example they used in […]

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