Cameroon activist takes on land grabber from Wall Street, now faces imprisonment

Nasako Besingi is a land grabber’s nightmare. The community organiser and director of Struggle to Economise Future Environment (SEFE) has made a mess of a US company’s plans to grab a huge chunk of land in Cameroon’s southwest to produce palm oil.

Nasako Besingi, SEFE

Herakles Capital is a venture capital firm based in New York City that is pursuing the acquisition and development of oil palm plantations on over 80,000 ha in West and Central Africa. Nasako has worked tirelessly to investigate and expose the company’s project in Cameroon since the moment he learned of it, and helped local people to understand what its plans are all about. Resistance to Herakles is now widespread, but it’s come at a high price for Nasako…

http://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22793-cameroon-activist-takes-on-land-grabber-from-wall-street-now-faces-imprisonment

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