World Rainforest Movement

Discovering the secrets of Benin’s forests to improve nutrition

Posted on Aug 10, 2015

Although growing international recognition of forests’ role on food sovereignty for forest-dependant populations, large amounts of...

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African Amazons fight destruction of forests

Posted on Mar 10, 2015

In recent decades, the sustainable management of natural resources and the conservation of biological diversity have become a major...

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The expansion of industrial oil palm plantations in Africa: A call for greater solidarity and action 

Posted on May 7, 2014

In late 2013, a group of representatives of African, Indonesian and international NGOs met with members of La Via Campesina and the...

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Oil Palm in Africa – Interactive Map

Posted on Aug 30, 2013

We have produced an interactive map that sumarizes some of the information gathered in the  publication “Oil palm in Africa: past,...

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

Posted on Aug 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...

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Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Oil palm in Benin: From small-scale production by women to large-scale corporate industry

Posted on Sep 30, 2011

Oil palm has historically played an important role in Benin and oil palm plantations, as opposed to naturally occurring palm groves, were...

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Bénin : la “modernisation” de la production d’huile de palme marginalise les femmes

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

La production d’huile de palme est séculaire au Bénin et elle s’est toujours faite surtout par des méthodes artisanales. Ce sont...

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

Posted on Dec 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...

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Benin: Community-Based Forest Management in the Igbodja Forest

Posted on Oct 7, 2002

In most of the African countries, claims concerning community-based forest and natural resource management have arisen as a reaction to the...

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