World Rainforest Movement

Burma: The military’s forced labour jatropha campaign

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

In December 2005, Burma’s Senior General Than Shwe ordered the start of a nation-wide campaign to plant Jatropha curcas for biodiesel...

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Cambodia: Monoculture plantations bring land conflict

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

Ask any Cambodian what s/he considers to be the foundation of society and life in Cambodia and the answer is likely to be “land.” Land...

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Attempts at regulating agro-industrial plantations in Cambodia

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

Since 2002, when all forest management concessions were suspended, the Cambodian Government has moved to granting Economic Land Concessions...

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China: The vicious circle of tree plantations, GM trees, pulp-mills and wasteful paper consumption

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

China’s growing pulp and paper market is being the world’s fastest. Although per capita paper consumption is less than ten per cent...

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Rural livelihoods made vulnerable as rubber investments take over land in Laos

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

Investments by foreign companies in commercial tree plantations in Laos PDR increased sharply increased during 2004-2006. Large scale...

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Plantations Development in Laos – The scramble for a piece of the Lao pie

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

Since 2006 the small landlocked South East Asian nation of Laos has seen an explosion of small, large and medium scale plantations,...

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Thailand: Rubber prices fluctuate, how can farmers benefit?

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

Rubber is one part of life of the people of the South, related both to the culture and economy of the last 108 years. The monoculture...

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Thaïlande : avec la fluctuation du prix du caoutchouc, comment les agriculteurs peuvent-ils gagner de l’argent ?

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

Le caoutchouc fait partie de la vie des gens du Sud ; depuis 108 ans, il est associé à leur culture et à leur économie. Le système de...

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Thailand’s big plans for agrofuel plantations face uncertainty

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

Thailand is making big plans, in particular for the next ten years, to boost agrofuel production particularly through expansion of oil palm...

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Vietnam: Paper shortages, price increases, new mills and more plantations

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

Every year for the past decade or so, Vietnam has faced paper shortages. This year is no exception. In May 2008, Vietnam’s newspapers...

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Mono-crop trees find more room over the borders in the Mekong region

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

The inter-meshing of the six economies in the Mekong Basin since the 1990s has been fostered under the Greater Mekong Sub-region economic...

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The ADB is destroying the Mekong’s forests and the planet’s climate

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

Just outside the climate change conference in Poznan this morning, Friends of the Earth held a demonstration against the World Bank’s...

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No more frontiers to cross: Life of Mekong people in the plantation era

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

Welcome to the Mekong region! Sharing a linguistic heritage, the same ancient word is still used across the region, particularly in Laos,...

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Issue 137 – December 2008

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

Tree Plantations in the Mekong Region

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