World Rainforest Movement

Jail term for villagers opposing Bolloré/Socfin’s palm oil plantations in Sierra Leone as trial of French journalists starts in Paris

Posted on Feb 10, 2016

10 February 2016 | Press release – A day before the start of yet another trial brought on the Bolloré Group against French...

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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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Sierra Leone: Report by Green Scenery on land confrontation with SOCFIN

Posted on Mar 7, 2014

One month after the confrontation between land owners in the SahnMalen Chiefdom, Pujehun District in southern Sierra Leone and the SOCFIN...

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Report on the incident of police arrest and highhanded measure of fifty seven citizens in Malen Chiefdom, Pujehun district

Posted on Feb 17, 2014

By Joseph Rahall and Milton Kainyande – Green Scenery On the 9th of December 2013, in the early morning hours, Green Scenery office...

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Sierra Leone farmers reject land grab for oil palm plantation

Posted on Dec 23, 2013

On December 9, 2013, a meeting was called in Pujehun District over the lease of 6,500 hectares of prime farmland in this southeastern part...

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Oil Palm in Africa. Voices from the communities

Posted on Sep 13, 2013

Industrial oil palm plantations are rapidly expanding, not only in Liberia. In many African countries expansion projects are happening and...

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Who is benefitting ? The Social and economic impact of three large scale land investments in Sierra Leone: a cost benefit analysis

Posted on Sep 11, 2013

“Who is benefitting ? The Social and economic impact of three large scale land investments in Sierra Leone: a cost benefit analysis”, a...

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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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Sierra Leone: large scale land acquisition for oil palm business in Pujehun district

Posted on May 30, 2013

A few corporations will concentrate control of more than 75% of the arable land in the Pujehun district for large-scale industrial...

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Sierra Leone: Socfin´s oil palm plantations violating human rights

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

On 1st of December 2012, aggrieved landowners from 36 villages in Malen Chiefdom, affected by large-scale oil palm plantations of the...

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Sierra Leone

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Oil palm plantations behind land-grabbing in Sierra Leone

Posted on Jan 30, 2012

During 11 years – from 1991 to 2002 – a harsh civil war fueled by the inequitable distribution of power and resources decimated...

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