Global commodity traders are fuelling land conflicts in Brazil’s Cerrado Global Witness | 23 Nov 2021
ADM, Bunge and Cargill are dealing in conflict-tainted soy sourced from producers in the Cerrado, and in doing so are contributing to land conflict and alleged human rights abuses, in violation of their responsibilities under UN and OECD human rights standards.
Chinese-owned banana plantations fueling exploitation in Myanmar The Irrawaddy | 23 Nov 2021
Landowners leasing their land to Chinese-run plantations are aware of the many drawbacks associated with banana farming, but still rent out their land, or are sometimes deceived into doing so, because of the limited market for traditional crops as well as the high rents they receive.
At a ‘certified’ palm oil plantation in Nigeria, soldiers and conflict over land Mongabay | 22 Nov 2021
Certified by the RSPO in early 2020, Okomu’s motto is “responsible tropical agriculture.” But over the past decade, the company has been embroiled in disputes over land ownership and its use of Nigerian soldiers as a de facto security force for its plantations.