The women of Malen, Sierra Leone are demanding that the lands taken from them by SOCFIN be returned to them so they can go back to their farms for their own agricultural activities and be able to take care of their families.
As refugees began to trickle back, many found their land had been taken for parks, military use or leased to palm oil concessions and rubber plantations. From 2011 to 2016, about 1.9 million acres of land across Myanmar were allocated for agricultural concessions including rubber and palm oil.
Wrathall went to the the most remote and contested parts of north Western Australia to investigate stories of the forced closure of Aboriginal communities. What he found instead was a complex and complicated set of issues around the ways that huge mineral-rich region is being developed by government, big mining and big agriculture.
Land rights violations, expulsions, violence: According to a report by the development organization Bread for all, the Luxembourg-based Socfin plantation group and its Swiss subsidiaries are involved in serious human rights violations in Liberia.