In Indonesia alone, there are some 4,000 land conflicts between palm oil companies and local people, which can take years to be resolved in court.
Citizens of Sinoe County have filed a complaint to the RSPO, an overall body of Palm Oil Worldwide, to stop Golden Veroleum Liberia's (GVL) ongoing operations of land clearing in their towns and villages.
A new report explores how one of Indonesia’s largest palm oil companies, Golden Agri Resources, is piloting its new Forest Conservation Policy in West Kalimantan.
A palm oil company's 'forest conservation' programme in Indonesia has ended up being a second land grab, writes Marcus Colchester - seizing resources from local communities' control.
- The Ecologist
23 Jan 2014
Communities face a “double whammy” in which High Carbon Stock areas restrict locals from cultivating the land while companies establish plantations outside of the zone where people are already farming.
That palm oil listed in the ingredients of your favorite candy bar or lipstick? More and more of it comes from forest and farmland razed by multinational corporations a world away.
Audit says Liberian government failed to fully apply its own laws when awarding land concessions to palm oil companies Sime Darby and Golden Veroleum and recommends urgent remedial action
- Global Witness
22 May 2013
Liberia's silent land war has now become a war of words and placards with tension brewing daily either between individuals and families or companies and tribes or clans.
09 May 2013
Land conflicts are causing delays in Sime Darby and Golden Veroleum's oil palm plantation plans in Liberia.
05 May 2013
Sinar Mas Group says it will invest US$1.6 billion in the Liberian palm oil business to expand operations overseas.
Norway’s US$710bn sovereign investment fund has pulled its investment from 23 Southeast Asian palm oil companies, claiming that they source palm oil unsustainably.
- Food Navigator
12 Mar 2013
Leurs terres cédées par le gouvernement aux planteurs malaisiens et indonésiens, des paysans du Liberia dénoncent des accords qui les ignorent: après 15 ans de guerre civile, des nouvelles luttes s'annoncent.