This project involves research and activities related to large-scale land acquisition for plantation estates in Indonesia.
The project has three main objectives:
1. To understand the forces driving large-scale land acquisition for food, fiber and energy in Southeast Asia;
2. To assess the impacts of proposed investment projects in Indonesia (Kalimantan, Papua) and the trade-offs needed to secure land tenure rights, just economic growth, and rural livelihoods; and
3. To provide policy options at the national and sub-national levels to improve land allocation, strengthen indigenous tenure rights, and advance responsible investment and concession management practices which minimize environmental damage and provide equitable employment opportunities and benefit sharing.
The project consists of three work packages:
1. An analysis of global and regional trends in food, fiber and energy investment in Southeast Asia.
2. A national review of investment policies and practices to understand national responses to regional trade and investment trends.
3. Through participatory research, the development of policy options for economically feasible, environmentally sustainable, and socially equitable food, fiber and energy investment.