Sime Darby

The controversy of land deals in Liberia

From a a palm oil plantation run by a Malaysian company, Sime Darby, the Today programme's Evan Davis looked into whether lands deals are a route into better life, or a signing away of the nation's wealth.

Silas Siakor: landgrabbing in Liberia

The government allocated some 350.000 hectares to Sime Darby, a Malaysian multinational. But people only came to know about this deal when the company showed up to take their land.

Uncertain futures

A new report by the Liberian NGO Sustainable Development Institute presents testimonies of people affected by Sime Darby operations in western Liberia and highlights the fears of others where the company plans to expand in the coming years.