Uganda: Oxfam says government wrong on land The Independent | 11 Dec 2019
The government has prioritised provision of land to investors, mainly large scale and foreign-based, free of charge or for a nominal sum, under an incorrect assumption that this will result in livelihood improvement for all the people.
Kazakhstan inks agreements with agribusiness giants Tyson Foods, Valmont Industries Astana Times | 11 Dec 2019
Tyson Foods, the largest meat processing company in the U.S., will invest in the construction of a modern meat processing complex in Kazakhstan with the Kusto Group, a Singapore-based company involved in beef production in Kazakhstan.
Revealed: Government officials say permits for mega-plantation in Papua were falsified Mongabay | 10 Dec 2019
Indonesian government have alleged that permits underpinning a multi-billion dollar plantation project in Papua were falsified. The land is being opened up by investors whose identity is hidden behind anonymously owned companies, as part of a plan to develop an oil palm plantation almost twice the size of London in the remote region.
Coalition, firm differ over alleged land grabbing in Okomu Guardian | 10 Dec 2019
A coalition of civil society organisations has alleged that SOCFIN's Nigerian subsidiary, Okomu Oil Palm, is engaged in land grabbing, deforestation and killing of endangered elephant calf within its plantation
Sime Darby to sell Liberia plantation to local manufacturer Reuters | 07 Dec 2019
Malaysia’s Sime Darby says it will sell its underperforming palm oil concession in Liberia to Mano Manufacturing Company (MANCO), Liberia’s largest manufacturer of household health and cleaning products.
Cameroon: Safacam plans to invest XAF3.5 bln to extend its oil palm and hevea plantations in Dizangué Business in Cameroon | 06 Dec 2019
The government of Cameroon recently granted an additional 2,000 hectares of land to Société Africaine forestière et Agricole du Cameroun, subsidiary of Luxembourg-based Socfin, to expand oil palm and rubber plantations
Feronia Inc. announces $11 million short-term loan facility Globe Newswire | 29 Nov 2019
The loan to the Canadian palm oil company operating in the DR Congo is provided by CDC Group plc, the UK Government’s development finance institution, and follows another $5 million facility announced on October 28, 2019
Cameroun : L’État abandonne 75 000 ha de terrain à une entreprise étrangère dans la région du Sud Le Bled Parle | 11 dec 2019
Plus de 30 communautés, dont les communautés autochtones Baka, vivent au sein et aux abords du site sur lequel s’est installé Sudcam, dont la concession empiète très largement sur leurs terres coutumières.
Palme de l’huile glissante pour les banques de développement Afrimag | 09 dec 2019
Bien que HRW mette directement en cause la responsabilité des entreprises Feronia et PHC, ce sont bien les banques de développement européennes qui financent les entreprises qui sont principalement la cible de ce rapport.