Indonesia has great natural wealth but many of its citizens live in extreme poverty. Democratic progress has been made since the resigation of former president Suharto in 1998, but many civil society organisations feel that far too little progress has been made towards sustainable management of the country's resources, and ensuring that Indonesia's diverse communities have a real say in decisions which affect their future.

Plantations and Poverty: Notes from a village deep in oil palm territory

New DTE publication, by Betty Tiominar. Palm oil is being presented as an answer to poverty and unemployment by Indonesia's government. However the reality in the field shows otherwise. ...

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