Tag Archives: Wilmar

Deforestation in West Papua: The role of PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya, The Nature Conservancy, REDD, RSPO, and Wilmar

[REDD Monitor’s latest summary of recent developments since Greenomics Indonesia ‘s analysis of satellite photographs revealed that ANJ Agro were clearing forest for two oil palm plantations in South Sorong regency.] PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk (ANJ) is an Indonesian palm oil company, that is clearing forest in West Papua to make way for an […]

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Conflict in Indonesia’s Papua Region

GOHONG, 28 March 2014 (IRIN) – The clearing of forests inhabited by indigenous people in Indonesia’s Papua* Region by agribusinesses is fuelling conflict in the southern Merauke Regency, say campaigners. “Indigenous peoples rely on their land for their survival and therefore any incursion onto their land creates serious problems for any community,” Sophie Grig, a […]

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Three Years of MIFEE (part 2): First Villages Feel the Impact as the Plantation Menace Spreads.

The forest villages of Merauke are as remote as it is possible to imagine in the twenty-first century. Nowhere in Indonesia is further from Jakarta – 3700 kilometres as the crow flies. 662 km of forest and a high mountain range separate Merauke from the Papuan capital, Jayapura, which is also the focus of most […]

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NGOs address MIFEE on World Food Day, and publish investigation about Wilmar

The 16th of October was World Food Day, and two groupings of Indonesian and international organisations have used the opportunity to publish reports or press releases on MIFEE. The first of the two articles below, from Forest People’s Programme together with Sawit Watch and Pusaka, launches a report “A sweetness like unto death”, which is […]

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The Yei People reject Wilmar Group’s Sugar Cane Plantation.

The Yei people have stated their opposition to a sugar-cane company owned by the Wilmar Group in front of the company’s field manager as he came to negotiate with the leadership of the Yei tribe and the community of Kampung Torai, Sota District, on Monday, 23rd September 2013. Father Lambert Bakujai, a Yei Community Leader, […]

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Press Release – Starvation and poverty in Indonesia: civil society organisations appeal for suspension of MIFEE project in Papua pending redress for local communities

[awasMIFEE note: this press release is concerned with the same submission we reported on on July 26th. Four organisations have issued their press release now to coincide with the end of the 83rd Session of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination]  29 August, 2013 From Forest People’s Programme, Down To Earth, […]

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Malind Women’s views about Companies Operating in Kampung Baad, Animha District, Merauke.

Since 2011, three sugar cane companies have been going around Kampung Baad, Animha district and Kampung Tambat, Tanah Miring district, talking about their plans and trying to win over community leaders. The companies involved are PT Anugerah Rejeki Nusantara (ARN) owned by the Wilmar International Group, and PT Papua Daya Bio Energy and PT Tebu […]

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Interview with Lambert Ndiken, a Badelik man in Kampung Baad (Wilmar)

Kampung Baad, Animha district, lies on the banks of the Kumbe River. It is possible to get there by car and motorbike, passing through seven kilometres of natural forest from the Wapeko – Zanegi road. This is still an earth road which turns into mud in the rainy season, slippery and difficult to pass. According […]

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Forestry Ministry rejects Wilmar Group’s Application to Release Land from Forest Status

July 2013, The Indonesian Forestry Ministry has announced its rejection of around eight companies’ applications to release forest land (see: http://lpp.dephut.go.id/media.php?module=izin&sub=listing&izin=4). Three of the companies are subsidiaries of Wilmar Group that are hoping to plant sugar cane: PT Anugerah Rejeki Nusantara (41,421 ha) in Merauke Regency, and PT Royal Agro Sejahtera (39,593 ha) and PT […]

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PT Agrinusa Persada Mulia Hand over ‘appreciation’ money to three clans in Elikobel District.

Sorry we missed this piece of news when it was published on the Merauke government website in March 2013. It shows that the pattern of land grabbing has not changed at all in Merauke. PT Agrinusa Persada Mulia, whose parent company AMS Plantations is owned by Ganda Sitorus, younger brother of Wilmar’s Mertua Sitorus, has […]

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