Agrofuels and oil palm plantations

The promotion of agrofuels as a form of renewable energy is proving to be one of the European Union’s biggest policy mistakes.

EU agrofuels policies are aggravating climate change. They have become a key driver of forest and biodiversity loss, land-grabs and conflicts, and human rights abuses in producer countries such as Indonesia. Increasingly, agricultural land needed to produce food is being reallocated to grow crops for agrofuels to fuel cars rather than to feed hungry people. [more]

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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