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Children in Yaounde, Cameroon

Image | January 1, 1999 at 16:56

Child looking into camera smiling, with arms outstretched. More children visible in background.

Herakles Farms is cutting the heart out of Cameroon’s rainforest

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | May 11, 2012

Within the past few weeks, rainforest destruction has begun once again in one of Africa’s most important biodiversity hotspots:  the coastal rainforest of Cameroon, at the fringe of the Congo Basin region. Herakles Farms, the...

Wrong Project, Wrong Place: Palm Oil Plantation Sparks Anger in Cameroon

Blog entry by Filip Verbelen, Greenpeace International | July 25, 2012

Palm oil is the world’s cheapest edible oil being used increasingly by the commercial food industry, and also a key ingredient in some biofuels. Global demand is rocketing and large corporations are seeing it as the next big thing,...

How to make forest destruction look like "development"

Blog entry by Frédéric Amiel | September 5, 2012

Bruce Wrobel is a man with his heart in the right place. You see, Bruce is in the agricultural business and he plans to solve the world’s complex food security issues by creating sustainable, community oriented projects. He is the CEO...

Promises of development hard to see on the ground in Cameroon

Blog entry by Just vd Broek | October 30, 2012

It is full a 2-day drive from the Cameroonian capital Yaoundé to the area in the South West of the country where the American company, Herakles Farms is developing a huge new palm oil plantation, that could eventually cover an area 8...

Forest Clearing, Cameroon

Image gallery | November 19, 2012

Facts on the ground undermine Herakles’ Cameroonian PR offensive

Blog entry by Greg Norman | November 22, 2012

Bruce Wrobel, the CEO of Herakles Farms, has long claimed that his company has a positive presence in Africa. Indeed it seems impossible to pick up a newspaper in the Cameroonian capital Yaoundé without reading about one minor...

French and Cameroonian presidents meet, but will they talk about palm oil?

Blog entry by Jean-François Julliard | January 31, 2013

The French President Francois Hollande today received his Cameroonian counterpart, Paul Biya, at the Elysée Palace in Paris – and there was not a lack of potential topics for discussion. Yet surely the one thing that had to be...

Demanding a straight answer from Herakles Farms

Blog entry by Karine Jacquemart | February 19, 2013

Like many activists, we ask lots of questions, and often these questions go unanswered in the hope that we’ll simply give up and stop asking. US agribusiness Herakles Farms and its chief executive Bruce Wrobel think they can put...

Land Grabbing Looms: New Palm Oil Plantation Threatens Cameroon's Rainforest

Blog entry by Nasako Besingi | February 25, 2013

This blog was originally published on Huffington Post . It seems strange that I should have to travel thousands of miles to Washington, D.C. to get clarity on the fate of my land and community in Cameroon. But Herakles Farms, the...

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