'Palm Oil Development Leaves Liberians Poorer'

Alfred Brownell is a Liberian lawyer who has been awarded the Goldman Prize for his work in protecting the land rights of local people. Liberians have protested against foreign palm oil companies for more than 10 years and while palm oil companies offer some jobs, its never enough for the number of people who lose their land, Brownwell says.

Boegbor, a town in district four in Grand Bassa County, Liberia has been leased by the government to Equatorial Palm Oil for 50 years (file photo).

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