World Rainforest Movement

Land conflict in Côte d’Ivoire: local communities continue to struggle against the state and Belgian company SIAT

Posted on Jan 9, 2018

Three villages in Côte d’Ivoire were informed in 2015 that the government had granted a concession covering a total of 11 thousand...

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Bolloré and Socfin count their profits in Luxemburg while conflicts persist in their African and Asian plantations

Posted on Jun 3, 2015

While the shareholders of Socfin hold their annual general meeting at the Bel-Air Hotel in Luxembourg on 27 May, 300 people from six...

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African resistance to land grabs by plantation companies Bolloré and Socfin

Posted on May 6, 2015

Peasant farmers deprived of their lands launch a series of occupations on Socfin’s plantations in Cameroon, Liberia, Cambodia and Côte...

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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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Cote d’Ivoire

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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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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Côte d’Ivoire: The sacred forest, a community protected area

Posted on Jul 12, 2002

The village of Zaïpobly is located in Southeast Côte d’Ivoire, in the western outskirts of Taï National Park. This park covers an area...

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Cote d’Ivoire: IMF, cocoa, coffee, logging and mining

Posted on Jan 21, 2002

For over a decade, the Ivory Coast has been under the influence of IMF structural adjustment programs, of which intensification of exports...

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Côte d’Ivoire: Increasing conflict between smallholders and oil palm estates

Posted on Jun 12, 2001

In March this year, planters at Cote d’Ivoire’s Ehania agro-industrial oil palm plantation unit embarked on an “unlimited...

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World Bank promotes oil palm and rubber plantations in Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire

Posted on Dec 20, 1999

By different means the World Bank is one of the major and most influential promoters of the prevailing monoculture tree plantation model....

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