Land-grabbing for palm oil (Liberia)

Communities in Liberia claim that Equatorial Palm Oil’s (EPO’s) oil palm plantations have encroached on their land, which was illegally cleared for plantation, and that activities went ahead without their consent. As a result, they have lost their livelihoods, and community members who protested faced violence and intimidation. Benefits promised by EPO to the community, including compensation payments, employment opportunities and a health clinic, have not materialised.

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