"Reducing the risk of land conflicts and offering opportunities for investments are critical for Sierra Leone," says the Bank's representative
Aminata Fabba is the Chairlady of the Malen Affected Land Owners Association (MALOA), a farmer and a grassroots land rights defender in the southern provincial district of Pujehun. MALOA is a community movement resisting SOCFIN and other biofuel capitalists in Sierra Leone.
Aminata Massaquoi of the Informal Alliance Against Industrial Oil Palm Plantations in Africa speaks about the struggles of women in Sierra Leone opposed to the oil palm plantations of Socfin and other companies.
If the plantation model in itself is understood as a violent, destructive, structurally racist and patriarchal one, can corporate gender-specific policies do more than cover up this violence and destruction?
In spite of its lofty ideals, FPIC (free and priori informed consent) has one failing — it has no legal backing.
- Vanguard News
15 Dec 2020
In Cameroon, women are the ones who bring food home, and when there is enough, we sell it. The income allows us to meet other needs. Today, we no longer have this possibility because of the agro-industries, like SOCAPALM
Women living in the vicinity of eight agro-industrial plantations in Cameroon - HEVECAM, SUDCAM, SOCAPALM, PHP, BIOPALM, SEMRY, RUBBERCAM and SOSUCAM - gathered to discuss the impacts of agro-industrial plantations on women's land rights.
Organisé par la Convergence des luttes pour la terre et l'eau ouest-africaine
Large-scale land transactions in which nations sell huge, publicly owned parcels to foreign and domestic corporations negatively affect local women more than men, a new study by Oregon State University shows.
Dans le cadre d'une campagne d’information sur les violences faites aux femmes riveraines des plantations de palmiers à huile, l’Ong Muyissi Environnement organise une tournée dans des villages gabonnais impactés par la multinationale Olam
- Gabon Initiatives
13 Apr 2019
Corrupt practices in the context of large-scale land-based investments in Africa contribute to the unauthorised conversion of customary land to commercial land, to the detriment of poor rural women's access
Requête et revendications des femmes vivant autour et à l'intérieur des plantations de palmiers à huile et d'hévéa de la filiale du groupe Socfin/Bolloré (Socapalm) au Cameroun