Reform, farmers and action in West Java [Indonesia]

Author: Down to Earth Newsletter, Published on: 1 February 2001

...There has been a series of conflicts between the villagers, the authorities and companies at Tegalbuleud. The main cause of the conflicts over land, and the widespread poverty faced by Tegalbuleud villagers was the collaboration of government officials and entrepreneurs in exploiting the villages' natural resources. [refers to appropriation of land for coconut plantation, shrimp farming, logging]

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