Sunny Ajele, talks about how life for the communities in Edo State Nigeria has changed with the expansion of the oil palm plantations by a SOCFIN subsidiary
Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development says his Ministry is working actively with state governments to secure land for genuine investors to address the issue of access to land.
The North-Eastern Nigerian State of Taraba is on the verge of handing over 30,000 ha of land to the US firm Dominion Farms. About 45,000 inhabitants will have to vacate their lands.
NGO working extensively in the forest region of Cross River State of Nigeria, expresses doubts about Wilmar International's new policy to protect forests and communities.
Wilmar, la plus grande société mondiale d’huile de palme, installe actuellement une gigantesque plantation sur des terrains forestiers qui ont été offerts de façon illégale à l’ancien président du Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo. La communauté locale veut récupérer ces terres.
Wilmar, the world's largest palm oil processor, is building a massive plantation on forest lands illegally gifted to Nigeria's former president, Olusegun Obasanjo. The local community wants these lands back.
Members of communities affected by industrial monoculture oil palm plantations and other organizations from Africa, Europe, the Americas and Asia reaffirm opposition to land and forsst grabs.
The state government has recently acquired land in Shongai, Benin Republic as part of effort to increase arable farmlands beyond the state’s boundaries for food production.
Commissioner for Agriculture of Nigeria's Edo State says his government gave 10,000 hectares to Ekha Chemical Company two weeks ago for cassava production, while two other companies have asked for 25,000 hectares each for palm oil and rice.
Adecoagro will assist FMN in the management and development of Kaboji Farm, one of the largest commercial farms in Nigeria, comprising 10,000 ha of maize and soybean.
FELDA Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) is scouting for oil palm land in the Asean region, Cameroon and Nigeria.
The Rockefeller Foundation says the 10,000 ha rice farm and outgrower scheme that Olam is constructing in Nigeria is a win-win land project.