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When he woke up, the monster was still there

By Nancy Sabas, Connecting Peoples Coordinator for MCC Guatemala/El Salvador. She is from Honduras. Her reflection was originally published on MCC’s Latin America Advocacy Blog… 1,208 more words

Mennonite Central Committee

You Ignore The Oil Palm, You Condemn Orangutans

by Raechel Gladstone

With a font size of 8—or smaller, it’s nearly impossible to save orangutans.

Orangutans are betting on your ability to read labels and your compassion to check. 619 more words

PH&F: Banggi

BANGGI, COTE D’IVOIRE.  2006.  Dale Landis and I joined a cocoa farmer tromping through the bush to tend his banggi production.  Banggi is fermented palm wine, produced by toppling an oil palm tree (the short, squat variety), chopping out the heart, and allowing the tree sap to run through a channel and then into a jug, where it is allowed to ferment for the better part of a day.   34 more words

Five Biofuel Policies

(1) Development of biofuels can not sacrifice the basic interests of the people (including access to food, water and land).
(2) biofuels must be sustainable environment. 52 more words

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Combining the Effects of Climate Change and Agriculture on Mammal Populations

by Coco Coyle

In concert with the effects of climate change, some agricultural practices are having an unanticipated combined effect on ecosystems and biodiversity. Brodie (2016) showed that agricultural expansion coupled with climate change will have a more intense effect on the mammals in the extremely biodiverse region of Southeast Asia than either cause alone. 605 more words

Climate Change

Marap Indigenous Group claim back three oil palm plantation divisions in Arso

from our parters at SuaraPapua.com

translated by AwasMifee

First Published: April 29, 2016

Indigenous land owners from the Marap people in Arso have used customary law to take back oil palm land owned by PT PN II as part of its Arso plantation, specifically the Core III, Core IV and Core V divisions. 542 more words

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