Greenpeace Africa joins a call for the release of five community leaders from villages affected by the plantations of Canadian multinational Feronia, whose scandalous practices have been exposed by GRAIN and Human Rights Watch.
Almost a decade since government of Cambodia granted 40,000 hectares land concession to five Chinese companies believed to be subsidiaries of a single Chinese owned firm, Hengfu. The whole project that affected indigenous Kuoy community has now fallen apart.
Groups issue petition calling for the immediate release of 5 villagers in the DR Congo imprisoned for over 5 months on false charges related to a land conflict with the Canadian oil palm plantation company Feronia Inc.
A security guard for the Canadian oil palm plantation company Feronia Inc was acquitted on 4 February 2020 for the murder of Joël Imbangola Lunea, an environmental activist and member of the organisation RIAO-RDC.
A new report by Profundo provides an overview of the ownership and holding structure of the SOCFIN group, a Luxembourg-based holding that has 400,000 hectares of plantation concessions in ten countries.
IDI releases new resource to equip communities and the activists who support them with information that can help them protect their rights when their lands are threatened by projects funded by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
A spokesperson for Malaysian palm oil giant, Sime Darby, who labelled NGO critics as ‘toxic entities’ and called on the government to suppress them, has sparked fury among civil society groups all around the tropics.
A regional legislator of Myanmar wants the regional government to investigate reports of farmland being illegally rented to foreigners, which could affect food security. She said that foreign companies are using local proxy firms to illegally lease and farm land.