Solange Bandiaky-Badji de L’ONG Rights and Ressources Initiative explique dans un entretien au Monde Afrique les enjeux de l’adoption d'un loi sur les droits fonciers, qui avait été présentée comme un modèle pour les autres pays de la région.
“We want our land back,” said Bindu Kannea, a mother and a farmer who lives in Grand Cape Mount County. In Liberia community resistance to palm oil expansion is about protecting their last remaining pieces of land.
Golden Veroleum has denied using the Ebola crisis to take advantage of Liberian communities but local officials and en disagree.
- New York Times
01 Aug 2015
Massive land grabs in Liberia by a major oil palm company at the peak of the Ebola outbreak have had a hand in the harassment and violence faced by Liberians speaking out against palm oil expansion, a new report released Thursday claims.
L'ONG Global Witness a accusé aujourd'hui l'entreprise d'huile de palme Golden Veroleum de profiter de l'épidémie Ebola au Libéria pour doubler la taille de sa plantation.
A palm oil industry body orders one of the world's major producers to stop buying or developing new plantations in Indonesia, in a dispute seen as a test case on expansion by agribusiness firms versus local land rights.
It’s right to hold destructive palm oil companies to account, but until we look to the organisations funding their activities we’re missing an important part of the puzzle.
Those keen to see an end to years of environmental destruction and see genuine change in the behavior of major palm oil producers and suppliers feel there is still a lot to be mistrusting of.
Golden Veroleum and Golden Agri-Resource’s palm oil operations in Liberia are compounding poverty and food insecurity by taking land without community consent and making hollow promises of development benefits, says new report.
Singapore-based Golden Agri-Resources, which has oil palm plantations covering 250,000 ha in Indonesia, wants to expand in Kalimantan. Rights groups accuse the company of taking land from local people without free and informed consent.
Palm oil conglomerate criticised for multiple violations of RSPO requirements that lands can only be acquired from indigenous peoples and local communities with their free, prior and informed consent.
"In a country like Liberia, it is not possible to do large-scale sustainable plantations". Silas Siakor explains the link between the Ebola epidemic and the ruthless exploitation of forest resources in the region.