"Le fait que des étrangers s'installe ici, ne pose pas de problème, à condition qu'ils ne fassent pas de production intensive et qu'ils respectent les normes écologiques" explique le porte parole de la Confédération Paysanne en Mayenne
There are 22 impoverished villages of over 2,000 inhabitants surrounding the Salala Rubber Corporation, and all are contending that the company turns over their land of inheritance, which it claimed without their consent years ago.
Alliance for Rural Democracy says recent attacks they suffered at the hands of thugs said to be acting on behalf of the Salala Rubber Corporation will not deter them from helping communities suffering abuses.
Those accused were all members of the Malen Affected Land Owners and Users Association (MALOA), advocating for the land rights of their members in the face of the operations of the palm oil company SOCFIN.
Aminata Fabba, Chairlady of the Malen Land Owners Association, spoke out at the First Peoples’ Hearing of Mano River CSO Platform in Liberia about the abuses here community in Sierra Leone is facing at the hands of SOCFIN.
Communities living within the concessions claimed by PHC have long sought to regain control over their lands and have called for negotiations to determine the conditions under which the company may be allowed to continue to operate.
Malen Affected Land Owners Association (MALOA) say they are dissatisfied with the process of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to certify Socfin Agricultural Company's operation in Malen Chiefdom.
European MPs issue an interparliamentary statement on the “Finance in common summit”, calling on public development banks to stop "harmful investments", such as those in the oil palm plantation company Feronia in the DR Congo.