African oil palm expansion slows, but reputation risks remain
AidEnvironment recently published its Chain Reaction Research report on palm oil developments in Africa. The report inspired a Mongabay article published today on how in West and Central Africa, palm oil investors buckle under community pressure.
There is substantial discrepancy between oil palm concessions in the region and areas ultimately converted for industrial oil palm plantations. One of the powerful explanations “is the cross-border campaigning and resistance by community land rights organizations, a major reason why the industry has faltered in Africa”.
The full Mongabay article can be assessed here.
For the AidEnvironment – Chain Reaction Research Report, click here.