Foreign-investor purchases of farmland in poorer nations are displacing local populations and adding little to a country’s wealth, even as agricultural prices increase, according to Oxfam International.
Tandis qu’il dénonce "l’accaparement des terres au Liberia et ailleurs" ainsi que le déplacement des populations, le collectif Nopalme s’inquiète des véritables ambitions du leader mondial malaisien de production d’huile de palme, à Port-la-Nouvelle
Grand Cape Mount County citizens have registered and documented their opposition to the provision of additional 15, 000 hectares to Sime Darby for cultivation of oil palms in Garwular and Golakonneh Districts.
The Key campaigner of Green Advocates, Cllr. Alfred Brownell has threatened a lawsuit against the government for allowing Sime Darby, an oil palm production company to operate in Cape Mount and Bomi Counties in violation of the citizens’ rights under the constitution of Liberia.
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
Southeast Asian palm oil firms like Malaysia's Sime Darby and Singapore's Golden Agri Resources are backpacking to Africa, in what could be the planet’s next trend-setter in inter-continental resource trade.