UK development finance arm accused of bankrolling ‘agro-colonialism’ in Congo

Guardian | 5 June 2015

by John Vidal

Feronia’s Yaligimba palm oil plantation in DRC. (Photo: Feronia)

Report claims workers of palm oil company part-owned by DFI earn a pittance, live in harsh conditions and have had their land taken illegally, though DFI says it is trying to improve pay and conditions for workers

A Canadian palm oil company part-owned by the British government has been accused of land-grabbing and human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Community leaders in the vast concession area part-owned by agribusiness company Feronia say living conditions on – See more at: http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/25013-uk-development-finance-arm-accused-of-bankrolling-agro-colonialism-in-congo#sthash.J6U7Yio7.dpuf

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