Indonesian military’s hands on food estates highlights global land grab trends

20 Jan 2023

TAPOL and awasMIFEE’s latest reports explore the increasing prominence of food estates in West Papua and Indonesia, diving into its history, purported reasoning and who stands to benefit from their creation. The increasing involvement of the Indonesian military is indicative of a worrying trend of the role of the armed forces in land grabs that finds echoes, not only in Indonesia, but across the world. TAPOL and GRAIN’s webinar on Tuesday 24th January will explore the context of food estates and land grabs in the West Papuan and Indonesian context, before comparing them to global trends.

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