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New FPP Publications:

FPP has published two new publications; 'Oil Palm Expansion in South East Asia: Trends and implications for local communities and indigenous peoples' and 'Divers paths to justice: Legal pluralism and the rights of indigenous peoples in Southeast Asia'.

Nuevas publicaciones del FPP:

FPP ha publicado dos nuevas publicaciones: 'Oil Palm Expansion in South East Asia - Trends and implications for local communities and indigenous peoples (Expansión de la palma de aceite en el sudeste de Asia - Tendencias e implicaciones para las comunidades locales y los pueblos indígenas)' y 'Divers paths to justice: Legal pluralism and the rights of indigenous peoples in Southeast Asia (Diversas vías de acceso a la justicia): pluralismo jurídico y los derechos de los pueblos indígenas en el sudeste de Asia)'.

Nouvelles publications du FPP :

FPP a publié deux nouvelles publications: 'Oil Palm Expansion in South East Asia: Trends and implications for local communities and indigenous peoples (L’expansion du palmier à huile en Asie du Sud-Est : tendances et conséquences pour les communautés locales et les peuples autochtones)' et 'Divers paths to justice: Legal pluralism and the rights of indigenous peoples in Southeast Asia (Les différentes voies menant à la justice : pluralisme juridique et droits des peuples autochtones en Asie du Sud-Est)'.

Updated Press Release: Bali Declaration acclaimed at Agribusiness and Human Rights in Southeast Asia Workshop

The international meeting of South East Asian Regional Human Rights Commissions on ‘Human Rights and Business: Plural Legal Approaches to Conflict Resolution, Institutional Strengthening and Legal Reform’ hosted by the Indonesian National Human Rights Commission (KOMNASHAM), in conjunction with Sawit Watch and Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) was held in Bali, Indonesia, from 28th November to 1st December 2011.

Press Release: Palm Oil Need Not Harm Environment or Local Communities, says New Study. 21 November 2011

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The exponential growth in the palm oil sector, which accounts for a third of the total global trade of 130 million tons of vegetable oil annually, is strongly challenged by indigenous peoples and civil society organisations.  Indiscriminate land clearing and acquisition for oil palm plantations is resulting in rapid habitat loss, species extinctions and alarming greenhouse gas emissions. It has also led to the dispossession of both indigenous peoples and the rural poor who depend traditionally on forest habitats for their survival.

Oil Palm Expansion in South East Asia: Trends and implications for local communities and indigenous peoples

This insightful study by Forest Peoples Programme, SawitWatch, Samdhana Institute and the Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC) documents in detail, and for the first time, the way oil palm plantations are now expanding in very different ways across South East Asia as a whole. The study complements better known experiences in Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea with new case studies of the processes of oil palm expansion in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines. 

Ekspansi Kelapa Sawit di Asia Tenggara: Kecenderungan dan implikasi bagi masyarakat lokal dan masyarakat adat

Studi yang penuh wawasan oleh Forest Peoples Programme, SawitWatch, the Samdhana Institute dan the Centre for People and Forests ini mendokumentasikan rincian dan untuk pertama kalinya bagaimana perkebunan kelapa sawit berekspansi di seluruh Asia Tenggara. Studi ini melengkapi pengalaman-pengalaman terbaik yang diketahui di Malaysia, Indonesia dan Papua Nugini dengan studi kasus-studi kasus baru tentang proses ekspansi perkebunan kelapa sawit di Thailand, Kamboja, Vietnam dan Filipina.