Malen Affected Land Owners Association (MALOA) say they are dissatisfied with the process of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to certify Socfin Agricultural Company's operation in Malen Chiefdom.
The Sierra Leone Agriculture signed a 50-year lease for 41,582 hectares of land for the development of palm oil, displacing over 30,000 residents and farmers, mostly women, in the Northwest district of Sierra Leone
Socfin, a Belgian holding company that operates palm oil and rubber plantations through dozens of subsidiaries across Africa and Southeast Asia, has been rebuked for alleged human rights violations at its plantations.
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.
Sierra Leone’s Minister of Agriculture has blocked a large-scale poultry farm project covering 10,000 acres promoted by two Israeli companies citing “critical commercial risks” that need to be resolved.