Social Conflicts Between Oil-Palm Plantation Company and Indigenous People in Jambi Province

Nilakrisna, Dewi and Taqwa, Ridhah and Sriati, Sriati and Purnama, Dadang Hikmah and Susanto, Robiyanto Hendro (2016) Social Conflicts Between Oil-Palm Plantation Company and Indigenous People in Jambi Province. Journal Of Tropical Life Science, 6 (2). pp. 113-117. ISSN E-ISSN:2527-4376. P_ISSN: 2087-5517

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The oil-palm plantation development policy was meant to increase economic growth and provide job opportunities in rural areas. The development policy that participates in the private sector creates many social conflicts in Indonesia, especially against the Indigenous people community. The purpose of this research is to find out, how the oil palm plantation development policies are implemented and the impact on the indigenous people community inBatanghari Regency, Jambi Province. This qualitative research used a case study approach and qualitative data analysis based on extended text. Obtaining data through direct observation, in-depth interviews, structured interviews, and literature studies. The study results showed that the implementation of the large-scale oil palm plantation development policy has caused approximately 1/3 area of Batang Hari Regency to be controlled by private companies and give negative impacts on almost 3.000 people of the SAD Batin 9 community. They have been evicted, marginalized and face uncertain rights to the land. The implementation of an oil-palm plantation development policy without taking notice to the existing social environmental condition has denied the indigenous people's existence. It has stimulated some contradiction to the injustice government policy. Therefore this research recommends the government to consider about the social and environmental impacts before issuing any policy in order to protect social justice for all citizens. Keywords: Policy, social conflicts, natural resources, indigenous people, corporation

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM(1)-1281 Sociology
Divisions: 07-Faculty of Social and Politic Science > 69101-Sociology (S2)
Depositing User: Dr. Dadang Hikmah Purnama
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2023 00:26
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2023 00:26

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