Agrarian Conflict

Agrarian Conflict

AGRARIAN CONFLICT or conflict about land is one of the main problems in Borneo due to deforestation and the community-managed areas taken away for extractive industries. Without prioritizing human rights and the environment, activities and occupations carried out by companies and even governments on large-scale land do not bring prosperity and welfare to society except for conflict.

In Borneo, dominated by indigenous communities, the Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) principle's implementation is often just a formality. FPIC is mandatory at the start, as written by Amnesty International. Asking for indigenous people's consent is the main requirement for activities to run.

As a result, conflicts over land or land ownership status can never be avoided. This conflict collides between the community and the company, and not infrequently between the community and the government as well. It often triggers criminalization of the community, clashes or riots between the community and the authorities and companies, and even lawsuits before the court.

Save Our Borneo has been overseeing this problem along with the community. Fight with the community for their rights and the environment. So that the hope of a peaceful and sustainable Borneo in the future will not just be a dream.