World Rainforest Movement

Community struggles against oil palm company Feronia-PHC in the DR Congo

In 2009, the global food corporation Unilever sold its palm oil subsidiary Plantations et huileries du Congo (PHC) to Feronia, a company listed on the Toronto stock exchange. European development banks are major funders and shareholders of the plantation company occupying the 107,000 hectares of land it obtained in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with the purchase of PHC from Unilever..

The publications below expose the history behind these palm oil plantations and the struggle for justice that communities affected by this land grab dating back to colonial Belgian rule have been mounting ever since the land was violently taken from them more than 100 years ago. A complete repository of articles, reports, statements and audiovisual media reports on the community struggle against Feornia’s occupation of their ancestral land is available at:


Articles from the WRM Bulletin

Books and Briefings

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