Despite the abundance of its natural resources, in Cameroon 40% of the population is poor, especially women and children, and concentrated in rural areas.
The Guardian Sustainable Business
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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Cameroon’s Code on transparency and good governance is finally here. The law promises to remove the shroud of secrecy that has hovered over contracts and concessions the government has signed with natural resource investors.
In the face of rapid changes, how can people in Cameroon ensure they get the best deal to protect their land?
In the shade of a local school’s corrugated iron roof, a group of men and women debate what to do.