Approaching the GLF 2018, Government of Indonesia convenes a high level meeting at the Presidential Palace
Friday, 8th December 2017
More bricks are being paved to complete the journey toward the Global Land Forum 2018. Hosted by the Presidential Staff Office (KSP), relevant ministry institutions were attending a high-level meeting to weave an engagement toward the preparation of the GLF, taking place at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Eleven months ultimatum to resolve the problems of the poor. Ekta Parishad announced Delhi March for land reforms
Sunday, 10th December 2017
“Central government should immediately take concrete steps to resolve the problems of the poor, and to bring land reforms. The Government needs to be ready to face the nationwide mass movement if otherwise. Under the leadership of prominent Gandhian Dr. S.N. Subbarao, mass movement on land reform will be initiated throughout the country on 2nd October 2018.” This announcement was made by Rajgopal P.V, the founder of Ekta Parishad during the National People's Parliament on land reforms at Phoolbagh Maidan, Gwalior.
In India, land reform is currently a forgotten agenda. Immediately after India’s independence, the Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru promised to eliminate the intermediaries and restore land to the tiller resulting in the passing of historic Zamindari Abolition Act in 1956. Yet unfortunately, land has never became the core agenda of the successive governments despite various revolutionary steps through social movements.
Indonesia’s National Peasant Day 2017 – A Plea to the President for Agrarian Reform
Thursday, 28th September 2017
Rain was pouring down from Jakarta’s sky that morning, Wednesday, 27th September 2017. Nevertheless, it did not stop thousands of activists and peasants in swinging their legs to the State Palace, to urge the President in accelerating the Agrarian Reform.
KPA encourages TORA implementation through the Forestry Area Relinquishment Scheme
Thursday, 3rd August 2017
In relation to the current situation of agrarian conflict and poverty occurring in the forestry area of Indonesia, KPA (Konsorsium Pembaruan Agraria) and its network met with Siti Nurbaya, the Minister of the Forestry and Environment Ministry (KLHK), to discuss further on the Agrarian Reform in forestry area.
Indonesia’s Java Island is urged to be included in the Agrarian Reform Implementation
Thursday, 8th June 2017
As agrarian reform is one of the agenda included within the current Indonesian’s Government, Indonesian CSOs under the KNPA (National Alliance for Agrarian Reform), thereby, were attending a meeting with Ministry of Spatial Planning/Land Agency on May 3rd 2017, aiming to build dialogue on Agrarian reform policy progress.