• Sime Darby accused of bad labor
    • New Dawn
    • 14 Jan 2011

    Locals in Liberia accuse company of illegally clearing their land and of poor labor and environmental practices.

  • Siva buys into Karuturi Global
    • Times of India
    • 07 Dec 2010

    Indian businessman also has major stakes in farmland investors Ruchi Soya, KS Oils and Equitorial Palm Oil.

  • Asian interest boosts Liberia palm oil hopes
    • Financial Times
    • 17 Aug 2010

    Singapore-listed Golden Agri Resources said it was “actively evaluating” taking a share in a 220,000-hectare project being offered by the government of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

  • Liberia: Fertile ground for ambitious Equatorial Palm Oil
    • Proactive Investors
    • 28 Jul 2010

    The UK-based EPO has almost 170,000 ha of land suitable for sustainable crude palm oil cultivation and its aim is to be a 100,000 ha producer with output totalling 250,000 tonnes per annum.

  • Community rights should be at the centre of resource use in Africa
    • WRM
    • 22 May 2010

    Liberia conference decries the negative impacts from the increasing amount of land being targeted for large scale monoculture plantation in Africa in recent years.

  • (Mis)investment in Agriculture: Foreword by Howard G. Buffett
    • Oakland Institute
    • 26 Apr 2010

    "Here’s what I’m sure of: these deals will make the rich richer and the poor poorer, creating clear winners who benefit while the losers are denied their livelihoods."

  • Liberia: GOL, Golden Veroleum in US$1.6bn negotiation
    • Liberian Observer
    • 12 Jan 2010

    Indonesian global palm oil giant, Golden Agri-Veroleum will invest more than US$1.6 billion dollars on more than 240,000 hectares of oil palm to boost the country’s oil palm sector.

  • Sime Darby takes over Guthrie for 60-year operation
    • Daily Observer
    • 05 Jan 2010

    Sime Darby, which is expected to employ an estimated 22,000 Liberians over the next 10 years, will cultivate roughly 220,000 hectares of land in four counties including Gbarpolu, Bomi, Grand Cape Mount and Bong.

  • The Liberian Contribution to the Stir-Fry
    • Africa-Asia Confidential
    • 31 Dec 2009

    Golden VerOleum plans to acquire 200,00 hectares in south-eastern Liberia. The target areas are Grand Kru, Maryland, River Cess, River Gee and Sinoe counties. The export plans are based on a plantation system in which there are about 10 hectares for each worker.

  • Wikileaks: Libya invests $30 million in Liberian rice development
    • Wikileaks
    • 22 Dec 2009

    "Without significant road improvements, it is unlikely that the ADA rice will reach markets in Maryland, River Gee, or Grand Kru and Liberia will continue with an insecure food supply."

  • Sime Darby unit eyes more estates in Africa
    • Business Times
    • 07 Nov 2009

    Sime Darby Bhd, which owns 220,000ha of oil palm estates in Liberia, plans to strengthen its presence on the African continent and is eyeing more land in Cameroon, Congo and South Africa. The expansion is part of a long-term strategy to double planted areas to one million hectares and be nearer to the growing markets of Europe and the US.

  • Sime Darby Plantation eyes African markets
    • The Star
    • 18 Sep 2009

    Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd is exploring opportunities in other African countries besides Liberia for its palm oil business expansion.

  • Women living near the #Socapalm oil palm plantation in Edéa, Cameroon, are struggling for their land, autonomy and livelihoods. Please read their account and sign in support before 15 December: https://forms.gle/gBKbFCv2Bizzpfbt7
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