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STAARS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
6 January 2021
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa

The Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAARS) fellowship program, a multi-institution collaboration managed by Cornell University with support from the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), announces its annual call for research proposals.

Agribusiness giants ADM, Bunge trading in ‘conflict’ palm oil, report says
4 January 2021
Indonesia
  • A report by Global Witness has found that more than 100 Indonesian palm oil mills supplying agribusiness giants ADM and Bunge have been accused of land and human rights violations and environmental destruction.
nst
2 January 2021
Cambodia

LAND grabs and encroachment on protected forest are becoming more rampant in northern Cambodia, said environmental activists.

Cambodian forest and wildlife conservationists said it was increasing, especially in the Phnom Tnout-Phnom Pok Wildlife Sanctuary, which spans two districts in Preah Vihear province and one district in Siem Reap province.

NGO to establish farmer training centre at Walewale - GNA
1 January 2021
Ghana

Dr Sharon Brown, the President of the Malku Institute of Technology says the Institute will set up a farmers’ training centre at Walewale in the North East Region to train young people on commercial agriculture to enhance food security.

Why force Musang King durian farmers out when court has yet to decide on appeal, group asks Raub land office
1 January 2021
Malaysia


Main photo: A group representing Musang King durian farmers in Raub, Pahang today decried the district land office’s attempt to evict them ahead of their court appeal. — Picture from Facebook/Save Musang King Alliance

Tigrayan-forces - the guardian
30 December 2020
Ethiopia
As rifle-toting militiamen fired celebratory rounds into the air, young men marched through the streets denouncing the former ruling party of Ethiopia’s Tigray region as “thieves.”
 
Second indigenous activist killed in Honduras in past week
30 December 2020
Honduras

Adan Medina, a vocal activist in disputes with loggers and landowners, was shot and killed by a group of men

An indigenous leader and activist was killed in northern Honduras, officials said on Wednesday, the second such murder in the Central American country in less than a week.

Speakers: We need separate land commission, policy for plain land indigenous people
30 December 2020
Bangladesh

Main image: photo of Grabbing char land, influentials have been digging ponds for fish farming in Sonagazi upazila of Feni. Dhaka Tribune

Leaders of plain land indigenous people demand to be supervised under a separate ministry

The Phnom Penh Post
29 December 2020
Cambodia

Civil society organisations (CSOs) working on the environment and human rights have expressed concern about filling parts of Boeung Tamok Lake to create new parcels of land on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.

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