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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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The New Forests Company in Uganda: Villages Evicted, Deceived and Dumped into Poverty

Posted on Sep 28, 2021

More than 10,000 people have been evicted to make way for the UK-registered New Forests Company (NFC)’s tree plantations, which are established and financed under the carbon market framework.

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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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