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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:

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18 October 2017

The third-generation farmers question alleged discrepancy in issuance of permits among different parties to operate on the land.

13 September 2017


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.




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Le CED s’est donné pour mission de contribuer à la protection des droits, des intérêts, de la culture et les aspirations des communautés locales et autochtones des forêts d’Afrique Centrale, par la promotion de la justice environnementale et de la gestion durable des ressources naturelles dans la région.

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