Palm Oil

How UniCem’s N5bn project set to change Cross River communities – Businessday Online

Between then and now, the cement firm had spent several millions of naira in maintaining federal and state roads that also lead to the nation’s South-eastern border with Cameroon Republic … some as small as a man’s palm, for their … Continue reading

Palm oil toll is seen in Indonesia, Cameroon forests – SmartBrief

The moratorium on clearance of forests and peat lands in Indonesia has proved difficult to enforce during its first year, particularly because of existing permits to cut trees. Meanwhile, in Cameroon, environmentalists are warning of the loss of important …

Cameroon: Forests Pressured As Leaders Welcome Palm Oil Investors –

Yaounde — Cameroon is inviting foreign companies to expand lucrative palm plantations, pitting the country’s need for economic development against environmentalists who foresee the loss of important forests. Since 2009 this West African country has …

Cameroon says Cargill eyes 50,000-ha oil palm project – Reuters

YAOUNDE May 22 (Reuters) – U.S agribusiness conglomerate Cargill plans to invest up to 200 billion CFA francs ($390 million) in a 50,000-hectare oil palm plantation in Cameroon, an official at the Central African nation’s investment agency said …

Growing cardamom impacts forests for decades – News.Mongabay

which proposes the 70,000 hectare plantation in southwest Cameroon, has misled the government about the state of the forest to be cleared and has violated rules set by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), of which it’s a member.

How a U.S. Company Is Breaking Laws and Grabbing Land in Africa – AlterNet

In 2009, SGSOC signed a 99-year contract with Cameroon’s government for around 70,000 hectares (over 170,000 acres) in the Ndian and Kupe-Muanenguba regions of the country. The company plans to develop a large industrial palm oil plantation and …

New frontiers –

He says that India-based companies are moving into oil palm development, downstream processing and trading in Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ghana and Madagascar. China is reported to have secured the right to grow oil palm for biofuel feedstock on a … Continue reading

Cameroon: Herakles Farms is Cutting the Heart Out of Rainforest –

the coastal rainforest of Cameroon, at the fringe of the Congo Basin region. Herakles Farms, the American company behind the operation, is now pressing ahead with the establishment of a palm oil plantation in this precious area despite major social … Continue reading

Cameroon: Western Grassland Incantations Revisited –

The fowl (chicken), palm-oil, palm-wine, salt and dracaena (or “peace plant … In Part One titled ‘Background and Society,’ the three chapters discuss the location of Cameroon’s Western Grasslands, particularly those of the twelve ethnic groups and …

Retracing the 1952 Mobilgas Economy Run in a Volkswagen Jetta TDI – MotorTrend Magazine

The Gilmore Oil Company initially backed economy drives from 1929 to … then by San Gorgonio Pass to Palm Springs and Indio. The desert will be crossed on Highways 60 and 70 to Blythe and Aguila, then via State Highway … Continue reading