Irresponsible Food Estate
The food estate project in Central Kalimantan went into motion before relevant regulations and an environmental analysis were published. Prabowo Subianto and Moeldoko are behind companies running food estates.
THE government developed food estates in Sumatra and Kalimantan with a budget of Rp1.2 trillion for the sake of food security. If the plan to clear land in East Nusa Tenggara and Papua is taken into account, the total area of the food estate project reaches 2.3 million hectares. Land clearing will transform forests—causing carbon emission, the loss of habitat for orangutan, and floods. In Kalimantan, the defense ministry cleared forests bef...
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