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09 Apr 2014Business Day
Ogun launches 10 hectares cassava pilot farm
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.
08 Apr 2014ERA
Stop corporate land bazaar in Edo State, ERA/FoEN cautions
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
31 Mar 2014NAN
Nigeria: Edo govt acquires 410,000 hectares for private agricultural investments
Edo State Government says 60,000 ha acquired for oil palm by instant noodle maker United Food Industries Ltd of Indonesia's Salim Group.
24 Mar 2014This Day
Olam boosts rice farming
Olam's Nigerian subsidiary has completed arrangements to expand its rice plantation in Nasarawa State from 3,000 ha to 6,000 ha.
18 Mar 2014This Day
FG plans $75bn oil mill, plantation investment expansion in Edo State, NIgeria
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.
09 Mar 2014WRM
Okomu Oil Palm Company – destroying communities for oil palm expansion
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
03 Mar 2014Daily Independent
Nigeria’s corporate billionaires go to farm
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.
03 Jan 2014Premium Times
Landgrabbing for Nigeria's rice revolution
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.
09 Dec 2013RRDC
RRDC’s rejoinder: Wilmar International announces policy to protect forests and communities.
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.
07 Dec 2013GRAIN
Terres volées : des villageois nigérians veulent reprendre leurs terres à Wilmar
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.
07 Dec 2013GRAIN
Stolen land: Nigerian villagers want their land back from Wilmar
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.
05 Nov 2013WRM
Calabar Declaration
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.

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