Quatre reportages sur les expériences autour de Sud Cameroun Hevea (filiale de Halcyon Agri, Singapour) et SOSUCAM (filiale du groupe SOMDIAA, France)
- Pulitzer Center
25 Aug 2020
GVL, le premier producteur d’huile de palme au Libéria disposant de 350 000 hectares, a réduit de 10 % (443 emplois) son effectif dans le pays à cause de la pandémie mondiale du coronavirus.
- Agence Ecofin
18 May 2020
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.
Community representatives, impacted by palm oil companies in Liberia and Indonesia have traveled to the Netherlands to convey their grievances with ABN Amro, the financier of those companies.
07 Oct 2019
Alfred Brownell had to flee Liberia after challenging the powerful palm oil and other extractive industries that were clearing its forests.
Au Liberia, l’essor des plantations de palmier à huile n’a pas permis d’améliorer les conditions de vie des populations locales, selon Alfred Brownell, récipiendaire du Prix Goldman pour l’environnement 2019.
- Agence Ecofin
02 May 2019
Palm oil plantations in Liberia are billed as bringing jobs and development but actually leave locals poorer, said a Liberian lawyer who won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize on Monday.
Two years ago Alfred Brownell was forced to flee Liberia after a successful campaign against a foreign palm oil plantation led to death threats and intimidation
Locked within the legislation is a flaw for those living on the quarter of the country’s land set aside for concessions: it is not retroactive. A difficult truth that is only just beginning to permeate thousands of villages in Liberia.
Save My Future Foundation is calling for a separate regulator for large-scale concessions in Liberia it says will guarantee the rights of rural communities, protect concessionaires and increase government revenue.
29 Jan 2019
En réponse au verdict accablant rendu par le Comité des plaintes de la RSPO concernant Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) – verdict maintenu en appel – GVL a annoncé sa décision de « retirer temporairement » son adhésion à la RSPO.
Golden Veroleum quits Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil in response to accusations from a global watchdog that it failed to get consent from communities before expanding onto their lands.