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Detail

Area
Peru
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Oil palm
Date
01/05/2017
Policy Category
Other
Policy Instrument
Land rights policy
Description
Committed to consult indigenous people prior to approving oil palm development concessions that would affect them.
Notes
The Peruvian Government committed to consult indigenous people (which typically do not possess recognized legal rights over their land) prior to approving oil palm projects that would affect them. Reportedly, the territories earmarked for oil palm expansion under the Government’s 2016–2025 development plan include at least 13 indigenous communities.