Nosotros, los abajo firmantes, les escribimos en relación con las condiciones de los trabajadores en las plantaciones de Socfin, así como las condiciones de las comunidades vecinas, en particular durante la actual pandemia de Covid-19.
- Antena África Europa Fe-Justicia Madrid
12 May 2020
Letter from African community organisations to SOCFIN regarding the unsafe conditions for plantation workers and neighbouring communities during the current Covid-19 pandemic.
SOCFIN's subsidiary, the Salala Rubber Corporation, rejects dispute resolution with 22 communities in Liberia who filed a complaint with the IFC's Compliance Advisory Ombudsman, citing concerns with the "partiality of CAO’s team".
Sustainable Development Institute has begun working with local people in Bomi to empower them to resist a wave of land grabs in that western county led by elites and concessioners.
29 Jan 2020
Sime Darby has fully disposed of Sime Darby Plantation (Liberia) Inc through completion of its sale to the Liberian company Mano Palm Oil Industries Ltd.
A new report by Traidcraft Exchange finds that the UK-listed company Equatorial Palm Oil violated local townspeople’s right to their land in Liberia and are pushing them further into poverty.
23 Jan 2020
Le malaisien Sime Darby a annoncé un accord de vente et achat de sa filiale libérienne, qui sous-exploitait une concession de 220 000 ha, à la Mano Palm Oil Industries Limited pour 1 $ symbolique.
- Agence Ecofin
20 Jan 2020
Liberia would be better off with smaller community-run plantations that could supply multinational firms’ thirst for palm oil and put the wealth into the community, says SDI
Malaysia’s Sime Darby says it will sell its underperforming palm oil concession in Liberia to Mano Manufacturing Company (MANCO), Liberia’s largest manufacturer of household health and cleaning products.
Stakeholders attending a two-day regional dialogue on oil palm development in West Africa have called for the inclusion of local communities in oil palm development in the sub-region.
- Front Page Africa
02 Dec 2019
One year after palm oil company Golden-Agri Resources (GAR) and its subsidiary Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) were called out for illegal deforestation, land grabbing, and the destruction of critical wildlife habitats, and many ongoing abuses later things on the ground don’t look much better.
Several communities say that Equatorial Palm Oil is continuously intimidating, threatening and dividing communities into signing away their land.