Land Rights

September 6, 2012
Le rapport publié par Oakland Institute et Greenpeace, incrimine l’entreprise américaine Herakles Farms liée au géant du capital-investissement Blackstone  
September 6, 2012
  La culture d’huile de palme nuit-elle à l’Afrique? Les sociétés étrangères sont de plus en plus nombreuses à vouloir s’installer en Afrique notamment pour se lancer dans des projets d'agrobusiness à grande échelle.
August 30, 2012
  On a table by the door in Addis Restaurant on Oakland’s Telegraph Avenue, a tall stack of solemn invitations sits amid piles of business cards advertising nearby Ethiopian-owned beauty salons, photography studios and computer repair services. “All Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopians who live in the Bay Area are invited to join us for the memorial service in Honor of the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi,” the invitations read.
September 5, 2012
Forest clearing for palm oil production in Cameroon. Photo courtesy of Greenpeace
September 6, 2012
Washington — Environment groups are accusing a New York-based agricultural company, Herakles Farms, of going forward with plans for a 73,000-hectare palm-oil plantation and refinery in southwest Cameroon despite a lack of government authorisation, two court injunctions, and in the face of significant community opposition.
September 5, 2012
On Tuesday, we told you about land grabs by timber companies in Liberia that are threatening that country’s tropical rain forest. Today environmental groups and forestry experts are abuzz about a project in nearby Cameroon that is overseen byHerakles Farms, an affiliate of the New York-based company Herakles Capital that pursues agricultural initiatives in Africa.
September 5, 2012
YAOUNDE — A large palm oil plantation project in development in Cameroon since 2010 will put livelihoods and ecosystems in peril if allowed to continue, a US-based think-tank warned Wednesday. "With the loss of livelihoods by thousands of Cameroonians on the line and critical and unique ecosystems in peril, this project must be stopped," the Oakland Institute said in a report Wednesday.
September 5, 2012
Bruce Wrobel is a man with his heart in the right place. You see, Bruce is in the agricultural business and he plans to solve the world’s complex food security issues by creating sustainable, community oriented projects. He is the CEO of Herakles Farms – a corporation with some very wealthy friends. Bruce wants to grow a big palm oil plantation. And we mean BIG. This plantation would be one of the largest in Africa and out of all the land out there, he chose about 73,000 hectares between five...
September 5, 2012
An American owned company with a track record of illegality and links to private equity giant Blackstone Group threatens to destroy rainforests and dislocate local communities in Cameroon, says new report.

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