Statement of solidarity with the communities of Ndian Division, Southwest Region of Cameroon

SEFE, RADD, CED, GRAIN, WRM and others | 15 April 2016 | Français

We are 40 participants who have united in Mundemba, Cameroon, for an international workshop on the tactics and strategies of oil palm companies, from 28 to 31 January 2016. We have gathered to share our experiences from Cameroon, West and Central Africa, Asia and South America, and to understand the realities of the local communities in Ndian Division, Southwest Region of Cameroon.

We share the concerns of local communities regarding the growing interest in community land for corporate oil palm plantations. The experiences shared during the workshop by the different participants—who came from several countries affected by oil palm plantations and from the home countries of companies involved in this expansion—attest to the dangers communities are facing. In Indonesia, communities have had millions of hectares of land fraudulently taken and destroyed by oil palm companies, and many of these companies are now grabbing lands for plantations in Africa. In many African countries, we see companies systematically failing to – See more at: http://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/26003-mundemba-declaration-and-statement-of-solidarity-women-communities-say-no-to-oil-palm-expansion#sthash.vp3aOqcj.dpuf

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