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Palm oil fuels land grabs in Africa

As foreign investors descend on Africa to develop large-scale palm oil plantations, the survival of local people is being threatened as they lose control of the land and water on which they depend for their food production and livelihoods

L’accaparement des terres en Afrique de l’Ouest continue

En Afrique de l’Ouest le phénomène des terres fertiles bradées à des investisseurs étrangers a atteint des dimensions dramatiques, comme le montre un rapport du conseil des églises de l’Afrique de l’Ouest ACCEAO, partenaire de Pain pour le prochain.

The new African land grab

African farmers do need investment and support. They desperately need decent roads and access to local markets, processing equipment to add value to their own diverse farm produce, storage and drying facilities to prevent post-harvest losses, and basic amenities such as schools and health centres and water wells to improve rural lives, so that farming communities can thrive. But foreign investors are not in business to provide any of these things.