Expansion of oil palm plantations into forests appears to be changing local diets in Indonesia

Changing diets: Impacts of Palm Oil Plantations on Local Communities

Indonesia

Duration: 9:55


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Released: October 2018

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Subsistence livelihoods of residents of rural areas in the Indonesian province of West Kalimantan are at risk from oil palm expansion, according to scientists with the Center for International Forestry Research and the University of Brawijaya.

Recognition to Land, Territories and Resources

Communities need ownership over their ancestral land in order to protect forests. With no formal land title traditional communities often face serious conflict when trying to evict illegal loggers, poachers and land grabbers. Who will believe their claims without precise maps and legal title deeds?

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