Indonesia, the world's No.1 palm oil producer, signed into law a 2-year freeze on new permits that may prompt palm oil firms to seek new ways to grow supply to meet rising demand from India and China, such as buying more land in Africa
Increasing industrial production of oil palm in sub-Saharan African countries, carried out by foreign corporations, is destroying the livelihoods of thousands of Africans and the biodiversity of ecosystems.
Fusions-acquisitions, achats de terres, coentreprises… Le continent attire des investisseurs venus de toute la planète, assurés d’y trouver la réponse à des besoins mondiaux en nourriture qui ne cessent d’augmenter. Tour d’horizon d’un grenier en devenir.
Some natives of Tema Manhean have prevented officials of WILMAR, a Singaporean edible oil refinery company, from developing a piece of land near the naval base which was allegedly sold to the company by the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority.