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Indonesia contains 17,508 islands, of which around 6,000 are populated. The total land area is just over 1.9 million km2. Its geographical location off mainland Southeast Asia places the country as particularly susceptible to natural disasters, including climate change. Indonesia is the fourth most populated country in the world with over 270 million inhabitants. Over 140 million people live on Java, making it the most populous island in the world. It is also the world’s largest Muslim country, making up 87% of the population.
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Deregulation law ‘raises corruption risk’ in Indonesia’s forestry sector

13 January 2021

Experts have warned that a controversial deregulation act will serve as a springboard for greater corruption in Indonesia’s forestry sector. They say a pervasive lack of transparency will allow companies such as plantation operators to whitewash their illegal occupation of forests or take control…

Agribusiness giants ADM, Bunge trading in ‘conflict’ palm oil, report says

4 January 2021

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. Global Witness found that neither company is addressing the majority of these…

South Korea’s finance of ‘green’ palm oil drives destruction in Indonesia

23 December 2020

Main photo: young oil palms await planting on land deforested by South Korea’s Korindo in the Indonesian province of Papua (Image: Mighty Earth) In 2019, South Korea imported 745,000 metric tonnes of palm oil, up from 194,000 metric tonnes in 2005. It is one of the fastest-growing markets for the…

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Customary tenure regimes are highly diverse across Indonesia, and include individualised and communal parcels, different means of transfer, and variation in local inheritance practices.

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Palm oil companies continue to criminalize farmers in Sumatra

16 January 2019

Nearly five years after Friends of the Earth U.S. reported about escalating conflict between farmers in the village of Lunjuk on the Indonesian island of Sumatra and palm oil company PT Sandabi Indah Lestari — or PT SIL — those communities remain in conflict with PT SIL, which supplies Wilmar…

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Global Land Forum (GLF)

Every two-three years, ILC organises the Global Land Forum (GLF). This unique event brings together ILC members and other stakeholders from grassroots organisations, activists, local and international NGOs, and researchers, to multilateral organisations and government agencies from around the…