Nigeria
15 Nov 2017 Daily Post
Oyo earmarks 250,000 hectares of land for farming
Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources in the State, Prince Oyewumi Oyewole, who made this declaration in Ibadan, noted that the state's zero tolerance policy on fallow agricultural farm land was meant to attract foreign investors to the state.
03 Nov 2017 Independent
Nigeria: Agric, alternative to crude oil: The Edo example
The Edo State governor says one of the companies that has signed up to invest in the state is Tolaram, a huge conglomerate from Singapore that plans to invest $50 million in oil palm and cassava cultivation.
14 Oct 2017 Vanguard
Anambra attracts N60bn agric investments
Triton Group is partnering with China's Choice International Group on a 4,000 ha commercial agriculture project in Anambra State, Nigeria
24 Sep 2017 WRM
SOCFIN’s plantations in Africa: Many places of violence and destruction
There is a large gap between SOCFIN's “responsible management” policy and the reality of violence and destruction around its plantations, where, with the complicity of national governments, the company attempts to suppress people’s resistance.
20 Sep 2017 Agence Ecofin
Du ciment à l'agriculture: le nigérian Aliko Dangote et le marocain Anas Sefrioui auraient-ils fait le même rêve ?
Dangote et Sefrioui veulent désormais contribuer à réduire le gap de l’offre dans des produits alimentaires essentiels en Afrique.
08 Sep 2017 Ecologist
The palm oil crisis in Nigeria - and beyond
In June, Environmental Rights Action/FOE Nigeria and representatives of the Owan and Okomu communities delivered a letter to the Governor of Edo State urging him to uphold a revocation Order on 13,750 ha of land expropriated by Okomu Plc.
22 Aug 2017 This Day
Nigeria: Red card for land grabbers
Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has issued an edict warning all local chiefs and traditional rulers to desist from land grabbing or face dethronement.
21 Aug 2017 Agence Ecofin
Nigéria: le groupe Dangote indemnise les propriétaires affectés par son projet de raffinerie de sucre à Nasarawa
Dangote a débuté le paiement d’une indemnisation à plusieurs propriétaires terriens dans l’Etat de Nasarawa qui ont perdu leurs terres dans le cadre d’un projet de raffinerie de sucre de 60 0000 ha
18 Aug 2017 African Business Magazine
Dangote turns to Nigerian agriculture
Nigeria’s biggest private sector company, the Dangote Group, has decided to turn its attention to agribusiness. Dangote will pay the state government N1.2bn ($3.7m) for 16,000 hectares of land and give it an equity stake in the company.
09 Aug 2017 This Day Live
The march against land grabs
Civil Society Organisations in Edo State, Nigeria under the umbrella of Coalition for Protection of the Environment, recently staged a protest against land grabbing and deforestation.
04 Aug 2017 African Business Magazine
“Massive investments into agriculture and oil processing on the way”, says Dangote’s Devakumar Edwin
The Dangote Group, Nigerian giant conglomerate’s has plans to invest $3.8bn in sugar, rice and milk over the next three years. What is the rationale for the investment?
28 Jul 2017 ERA
Uphold Edo State government revocation order on Okomu oil palm company Plc
Environmental Rights Action (ERA) Nigeria calling to support e-action to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State to enforce the revocation order of 13,750 hectares of illegally acquired land in Owan and Okomu Forest Reserves by Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc.


Nigeria


Women in Africa launch petition to stop all forms of abuse against women in oil palm plantations. Please sign 


Kindly support the struggle against large-scale industrial oil palm plantations by Okomu Oil Palm PLC (a member of the global SOCFIN) in Edo State, Nigeria. Sign on with this link and share: http://erafoen.org/index.php/2017/07/28/uphold-edo-state-government-revocation-order-on-okomu-oil-palm-company-plc/


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