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  • Oil palm in Africa: past, present and future scenarios – 2013 update

    Posted on August 30, 2013

    Original version by Ricardo Carrere – updated by the WRM in 2013. Oil palm is a traditional native crop for West and Central African communities, who are used to either plant them on their lands or to collect fruits, leaves or sap...

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  • 12 Majibu ya uongo katika mashamba ya viwanda mafuta ya mawese

    Posted on June 9, 2013

    SWAHILI. Kuanzishwa Zaidi ya miongo miwili iliyopita, mashamba monoculture mawese na mifuniko ya mamilioni ya hekta za ardhi ya jamii katika Indonesia na Malaysia, na kuharibu misitu na kuyahama idadi ya watu. Hivi karibuni zaidi,...

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  • 12 Biyano na lokuta na maye matali bilanga ya masini ya nzete ya mbila

    Posted on June 9, 2013

    LINGALA. Ebandeli Biyano zomi na mibale na lokuta ya maye matali lolenge ya bosali bilanga ya nzete ya mbila na masini. Uta mbula zomi na mibale oyo ewuti koleka, bilanga ya mbila, na regime ya mosali na mosali, ezwaki koto ya ba hectari...

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  • 10 Bokebi na ntina ya REDD o kati na baye mboka to bituka

    Posted on January 9, 2013

    LINGALA. Pene ya million koto isato na bato ya basi mpe babali ya mboka, bazui biloko ya zamba. Bakolo mboka, batu ya tradition, bomoyi na bango ezali kobika na zamba. Bomoyi ya bana mboka ekomi pasi. Ba mabele na bango ezali ya...

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  • 10 alert iliyo REDD kwa jami

    Posted on January 9, 2013

    SWAHILI. Karibu milioni 300 watu, ikiwa ni pamoja na wanawake na wazawa, mazao ya misitu ushuru, wakulima na wakazi wa jadi moja kwa moja inategemea misitu ya kitropiki kwa maisha yao. Maisha ni watu hawa kuwa zaidi na magumu zaidi....

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  • REDD in the Congo Basin

    Posted on December 11, 2010

    The forest of the Congo Basin expands over an area of continuous tropical rainforest cover only second to that of the Amazon forest. The region’s forests are found in Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Gabon,...

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  • Plantations, poverty and power: Europe’s role in the expansion of the pulp industry in the South

    Posted on December 18, 2008

    By Chris Lang The area of industrial tree plantations is expanding in the global South. Vast areas of monocultures have been established to feed raw material to the pulp and paper industry. This report investigates the role of European...

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  • Timber Plantations in Southern Africa

    Posted on December 15, 2008

    Timber plantations in southern Africa are concentrated in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Swaziland, but they are also expanding in Mozambique. There are smaller areas in Angola, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania. In South Africa, the largest areas...

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  • Oil palm and rubber plantations in Western and Central Africa: An Overview

    Posted on December 15, 2008

    Oil palm and rubber plantations are very similar in many respects, but there is something that clearly differentiates them: oil palm is a native species in many West African countries –and part of the culture of local peoples- while...

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  • Oil Palm. From Cosmetics to Biodiesel, Colonization Lives On

    Posted on September 22, 2006

    Selection of articles published in the monthly electronic bulletin of the World Rainforest Movement, addressing the impacts of the oil palm plantations in the forestss. Oil Palm. From Cosmetics to Biodiesel, Colonization Lives...

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  • Indigenous Peoples. Their forests, struggles and rights

    Posted on December 18, 2005

    By the World Rainforest Movement This book gathers articles published in the monthly electronic bulletin of the World Rainforest Movement (WRM) regarding indigenous peoples and their struggles in defence of the forest. These peoples are...

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  • The direct and underlying causes of forest loss

    Posted on December 17, 2002

    Forests are one of the most valuable eco-systems in the world, containing over 60 per cent of the world’s biodiversity. This biodiversity has multiple social and economic values, apart from its intrinsic value, varying from the...

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  • Africa: Forests under threat

    Posted on August 9, 2002

    This book gathers a selection of articles published in the monthly electronic bulletin of the World Rainforest Movement (WRM), addressing the issue of the processes leading to the destruction of African forests and the struggles developed...

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