Friends of the Earth Africa member groups visit the Joegbahn clan community in Liberia, which is facing threats from the Equatorial Oil Palm (EPO) Company to cede their remaining land to allow the company to expand its plantations.
The impoverished state of Bomi County is likely to worsen as many subsistent farmers are at the verge of losing their residential and farm lands to elites, who have since begun land-grabbing spree in the county
Des ONG ont déposé plainte contre la banque néerlandaise ING auprès du point de contact des Pays-Bas de l'OCDE, réclamant que le groupe cesse d'investir dans des entreprises de production d'huile de palme qu'elles accusent d'être associées à un accaparement des terres
NGOs have filed a complaint at the OECD against the Dutch bank ING Group regarding its financing of oil palm companies involved in deforestation (Noble Group), land grabbing (Bolloré Group/Socfin) and child labor (Wilmar International).
As evidenced in Liberia, World Bank support has gone to multinational corporations involved in vicious land grabs that have succeeded in displacing thousands of poor villagers from their ancestral lands
The Liberian Observer has reliably gathered that the International Finance Corporation has tabled all SRC’s loan application processes pending full scale investigation into a recent complaint filed against it by 22 indigenous Liberian communities.
The sustained advocacy by communities affected by large land deals and civil society for change to the policies and laws governing land administration have resulted in departures from the historical norms on land rights and tenure security.
The jobs and development promised to rural communities by investors who inked deals with the Liberian government in the late 2000s have failed to materialize in the wake of land disputes and conflicts.
Ce rapport vise à mettre en lumière les nombreux problèmes rencontrés par les communautés riveraines des plantations du groupe Socfin dans 5 pays, en faisant le parallèle avec les engagements pris par le groupe
Two major rubber plantation companies are under intense pressure from affected communities to immediately halt further illegal expansion and encroachment of their ancestral lands and withdraw from those illegally occupied areas.