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
Indigenous peoples livelihoods may soon be erased in Southwest Cameroon, along with 72,000 hectares of rainforest. Plans are underway to replace the vast region with oil palm. US investors are behind the effort.
Increasing industrial production of oil palm in sub-Saharan African countries, carried out by foreign corporations, is destroying the livelihoods of thousands of Africans and the biodiversity of ecosystems.