Land conflict in Borneo

Carbon-dense rainforests and peatlands from palm oil development in Indonesian Borneo is facing new criticism. Forest Peoples Program and TUK-Indonesia on Golden Agri Resources (GAR), a Singapore-based agribusiness giant that is one of Indonesia's largest palm oil producers. GAR owns PT Kartika Prima Cipta (PT KPC), a palm oil company that operates in West Kalimantan's Kapuas Hulu district. The company is occused in convertion of rainforests and descrimination of rights of local people.

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, biodiversity loss
Start date 2013
End date
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity peaceful action
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests Company is interested to convert the natural forests into a monoculture plantation, ENGO - protection of rainforests, local farmers - possibility for farming cultivation
Barriers for dialogue corrupted authority, discrimination of rights of indigenous 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 transparent dialogue between interested parties