Palm Oil Plantation Hands Land Back to Community

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A new palm oil plantation, run by a company that is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), has agreed to relinquish more than 1,000 hectares of its 9,000 hectare concession back to a community in West Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo). The precedent-setting deal occurred following interventions by community representatives and NGOs regarding the right to free, prior and informed consent and on the basis of the RSPO’s “New Plantings Procedure”. For more information, check out the press release from Forest Peoples Programme.

27 March 2011

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