Promised Land: Palm oil and land acquisition in Indonesia – Implications for local communities and indigenous peoples

Promised Land: Palm Oil and Land Acquisition in Indonesia

Promised Land: Palm oil and land acquisition in Indonesia – Implications for local communities and indigenous peoples

Oil palm plantations are expanding to meet escalating demand for edible oils and new markets for biofuels - of which Indonesia plans to secure a large share. But the widespread forest clearasnce to cater for this expansion has major implications for rural Indonesians, affecting settlements, ecosystems, trade activities and government agencies. This research documents the issues affecting local communities and their recommendations for national reforms to safegurad their rights under international law.