The pilot farm, which will serve as a prelude to a bigger 4,000 hectares cassava farm by Flour Mills of Nigeria and other investors, is supported by the USAID.
The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria has cautioned the Edo State Government from going ahead with plans to allocate 410,000 ha of forest land belonging to community people to corporations
Edo State Government says 60,000 ha acquired for oil palm by instant noodle maker United Food Industries Ltd of Indonesia's Salim Group.
Olam's Nigerian subsidiary has completed arrangements to expand its rice plantation in Nasarawa State from 3,000 ha to 6,000 ha.
Governor of Edo State announces allocation of another 20,000 ha of land to SOCFIN's Okomu Oil Palm Plc and 50,000 hectares of land to Dangote Group for rice production.
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.