A six-month investigation by Gideon Sarpong, Elfredah Kevin-Alerechi and Audrey Travère has uncovered the extent to which the relentless exploitation of rubber and palm oil resources by Socfin is fueling deforestation and displacement of indigenous populations in Nigeria and Ghana.
- iWatch Africa
06 Nov 2023
Human rights organizations and parliamentarians from West African countries and Zambia in East Africa have expressed interest in Sierra Leone’s new land laws and efforts to resist and negotiate better terms with international companies.
Charles Eghobamien, CEO of Sunora Foods, says his company will commit about US$100 million to develop a 15,000 hectare oil palm plantation as well as, crop processing and water bottling facilities in Edo State, Nigeria
03 Nov 2023
The Vice President of Zimbabwe received a delegation from Ali Gholami Vegetables and Fruits LLC, a specialist in the procurement and supply of a wide variety of fresh products for the Gulf region.
For seven months, the leader of the Awyu Tribe indigenous people, underwent a trial process under lawsuit case regarding Environmental Feasibility of the Oil Palm Plantation Development Plan in an area of 36,096.4 hectares by PT Indo Asiana Lestari (PT IAL), which is located in the customary territory of the Awyu Tribe, South Papua Province, Indonesia.
- Pusaka Bentala Rakyat
02 Nov 2023
Saroafrica is in the process of acquiring SIAT, a company with over 140,000 ha of oil palm and rubber plantations in Cambodia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria.
The company behind the Mennonite project, Terra Invest Suriname & Guyana, is looking to obtain 30,000 hectares for approximately 1,000 Mennonite families, but could go as high as 90,000 hectares.
Investigation uncovers how the Okumu Oil Palm Company PLC's craze for rubber and palm kernel has been linked to displacement of indigenous people, deforestation, and rights violations in Nigeria.
- Sahara Reporters
30 Oct 2023
A ‘UK Global Company’ which interfaced with the state government last week is to establish moringa tree farms in Ogoja, Yala, Boki, Biase and Etung Local Government Areas of Cross River State.
The Société Nationale des Pétroles du Congo will plant 40,000 hectares with trees to combat greenhouse gas emissions and pursue an agroforestry plantation on another 10,000 hectares in the Batéké Plateaux
The RSPO, the world’s leading sustainable palm oil certifier, has dismissed a complaint filed by an Indigenous community in Indonesia against a plantation company accused of violating their land rights
Surexport has just announced its completion of three acquisitions: Portuguese raspberry producer Solana; Moroccan blueberry producer AG Group; and Spanish producer of organic berries Flor De Doñana.