Palm oil plantations in Indonesia - APP case

Conflict between a community and a APP woodpulp company is illustrating some of the intractable challenges of conserving forests and addressing deforestation in Indonesia.

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Land use conflicts
Resources solid wood
Issues 1 ecological, 2 social, 3 economical, 4 cultural
Keywords palm oil, plantation, conversion, Indonesia
Start date 2009
End date
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity peaceful action
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests APP interested to convert the natural forests into a monoculture plantation. NGOs interested to save rainforest from deforastation. Local farmers and people interested to keep up farming.
Barriers for dialogue corrupted authority, discrimination of rights of aboriginals people
Forums for dialogue involvement of international communities and customers of final products to push the activities further
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation open and constructive dialog between parties