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Gabon: Communities Say NO to the Great Mayumba Project

Posted on Nov 26, 2021

Communities in Nyanga province, Gabon, released the Bana / Mayumba Declaration in which they call for the suspension of the GRANDE MAYUMBA project, a multi-concession megaproject marketing as a so-called Nature-Based Solution.

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More than 250 groups say NO to “Nature-Based Solutions”!

Posted on Nov 1, 2021

The statement calls on climate, environmental and social justice movements to unequivocally reject “Nature-Based Solutions” and all offset schemes because they are not designed to address the climate crisis. It remains open for sign-on until the end of 2021.

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Oil Palm Monoculture in Ixcán Municipality, Guatemala: A Story of Dispossession and Deception

Posted on Sep 28, 2021

The Palmas del Ixcán company has used multiple tactics to grab land, as well as a deceptive RSPO certification process and the use of “independent producers.” Despite criminalization of communities, their resistance grows ever stronger.

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Women, Land, Plantations and Oppression in Sierra Leone

Posted on Sep 28, 2021

Oil palm company Socfin has meant oppression for affected communities. Yet, women have to confront another patriarchic system. Paramount Chiefs are the custodian of the land according to customary law, which often give men decision-making and ownership power over land.

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The Sangha Region in the Republic of Congo

Posted on Sep 27, 2021

The Sangha region is entirely under the control of three concessions that have colonial origins and continue to deploy guards against the forest inhabitants to prevent them using their ancestral lands.

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New booklet: Nine Reasons to Say NO to Contract Farming with Palm Oil Companies

Posted on Jul 19, 2021

Why do peasant farmers lose out when they produce for the palm oil industry? A publication based on experiences from Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

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