Cameroon: U.S. Firm Under Fire Over Palm Oil Project

A U.S-based agribusiness is stirring up controversy over its huge palm oil project in Cameroon where environmentalists have warned it will destroy the rainforest and displace locals.

Cameroon is home to an incredibly diverse rain forest.

  • Cameroon:  U.S. Company Accused of Greenwashing 'Land-Grab'

    Inter Press Service, 6 September 2012

    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 ... read more »

  • Central Africa:  Ten Countries Unite to Protect Rainforests

    SciDev.Net, 4 September 2012

    Ten central African countries have come together to protect the Congo Basin rainforest - the world's second largest rainforest - from severe deforestation, through implementing ... read more »

  • Cameroon:  Farming Among the Waste in Cameroon

    Inter Press Service, 30 August 2012

    Cameroonian urban famer Juliana Numfor has six plots of land where she grows maize, cassava, sweet potatoes and leafy vegetables, including cabbages, wild okra and greens. read more »

  • Cameroon:  Green Economy Promoted in Littoral

    Cameroon Tribune, 27 August 2012

    A campaign to plant trees and maintain existing trees has been launched in Douala with the donation of work tools to some associations to plant and maintain trees. The ceremony ... read more »

  • Cameroon:  Redd Processes Reinforces Community Rights

    Cameroon Tribune, 26 August 2012

    Representatives of eleven countries from East, West and Central Africa which have large forests zones met in a workshop from August 21 to 23 to seek ways of working together using ... read more »

  • Cameroon:  Biodiversity Conservation Plan Under Review

    Cameroon Tribune, 26 August 2012

    Stakeholders converged on Bamenda recently to revise the document for optimum use. read more »

  • Cameroon:  Elephants Destroy Farms, Property

    Cameroon Tribune, 26 August 2012

    Food shortages and price hikes have been witnessed in Mundemba in the South West Region as elephants rampage farms. read more »

  • Cameroon:  Nation Enlists Women in Reforestation Effort

    AlertNet, 23 August 2012

    While Cameroon's green forest canopies appear to stretch out endlessly over the horizon, they are in fact getting smaller every year. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Bakassi - Cameroon Violates Major Provision of Green Tree Agreement

    Leadership, 22 August 2012

    The embattled people of Bakassi have said that Cameroon has violated the major provisions of the Green Tree Agreement (GTA) ahead of its final endorsement last year, saying ... read more »