Cordaid partners’ new publication – Biofuel Partnerships: from battleground to common ground? The effects of biofuel programs on smallholders’ use of land and rights to land in four countries

This report includes a foreword by Marcus Colchester, Forest Peoples Programme, and focuses on the local experiences of smallholders, in different areas in four countries, related to the introduction of energy crop production and its effects on their land rights and land use.28 March, 2012Funder (Honduras), SNV (Honduras), Agroenhsa (Honduras), Repórter Brasil (Brazil), Lembaga Gemawan (Indonesia), AFRIM (The Philippines), Cordaid (The Netherlands),

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Open letter from civil society organizations in West Kalimantan for the State Secretary of European Affairs and Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Ben Knapen

Pontianak, 6 July 2011 Description of the challenges West Kalimantan is a fairly densely populated province with a total area of 14.6 million hectares (3.3 times the Netherlands). The province offers much potential for sustainable production and trade, but there are also many challenges to face. The government’s policy to promote economic development through logging and large scale plantation development occurs at the expense of natural forests,

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