The Chairman of the Senate’s Labour Committee says that preliminary investigation into the incident that led to the death of an employee at SOCFIN's Liberia Agriculture Company has semblance of malice and negligence.
01 Sep 2021
Suite à un accident travail survenu à l’usine de caoutchouc de la Liberian Agricultural Company, du groupe SOCFIN, qui a entrainé la mort d’un employé, le gouvernement a ordonné que l’usine reste fermée jusqu'à ce que toutes les mesures de sécurité mises en place soient évaluées par des techniciens indépendants.
New analysis from community exercises indicate palm oil company Golden Veroleum Liberia structurally fails to comply with obligations and commitments from the MOUs signed in 2014 with affected communities. T
- Independent Probe
12 Aug 2021
Investigation into the controversial palm oil sector in Liberia, the role of Dutch finance and impacts on local communities
- Financieel Dagblad
13 Jul 2021
In this short paper, we discuss the various ways in which scholars and activists of the global food economy/regime/system examine the relationships among producers, the state and capital.
“GVL came here and told our people to give it land so it can provide citizens with jobs and development. Now, we have given GVL land and the jobs have been taken away from us"
26 May 2021
European companies, including oil and rubber giant Socfin, have long profited from human rights abuses, environmental destruction and climate breakdown. This briefing from Global Witness sets out proposals on how to change that under EU law,
- Global Witness
30 Apr 2021
Responding to an appeal from a parliamentary representative to rectify the current Liberia Agriculture Company concession agreement, Liberia's President Weah said his administration don't want to threaten anybody.
But more than four years after signing a deal, five communities allege they were cheated. They say the company still owes them, and they demand retroactive payment.
22 Mar 2021
Grand Cape Mount County Senator Varney Sherman says Mano Palm is reneging on the US$12M transferred for Sime Darby’s social obligations to Grand Cape Mount
- Daily Observer
19 Mar 2021
The company is also found to have violated the land and cultural rights of local communities, including the right to free prior and informed consent and social requirements on basic needs and grievance and remedy.
Salala Rubber Corporation holds a concession of over 40,000 hectares in central Liberia, but has often been accused of land grabbing and destruction of the locals’ farms
- Front Page Africa
08 Jan 2021