Despite the abundance of its natural resources, in Cameroon 40% of the population is poor, especially women and children, and concentrated in rural areas.
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The palm oil company at the centre of a bitter land rights struggle in Cameroon
Victoria Schneider in Cameroon
Monday 27 July 2015 08.45 EDT
Local residents complain expansion plans by Socapalm, Cameroon’s biggest palm oil company, will take over land that belongs to them. Read the full article here: http://gu.com/p/4bx7m/sbl
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The third-generation farmers question alleged discrepancy in issuance of permits among different parties to operate on the land.
Leaders of Cameroon's indigenous forest peoples say their survival is at risk if they are further deprived of access to the lands that are the source of their livelihoods.
Speaking in Cameroon's capital, Yaoundé, indigenous representatives said they had experienced increasingly serious violations of their land rights by palm oil and other agro-industries, mining firms and timber concessions, as well as the process of creating protected areas on their ancestral lands.