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Food Security and Forest Protection in Cameroon

Feature story | 19 April, 2013 at 11:30

Responding to a recent spate of industrial palm oil projects in Cameroon, Greenpeace Africa is working with a Cameroonian NGO to show how small-scale farming projects are a better development option -- for communities on the ground and Cameroon's...

Greenpeace welcomes forest conservation pilot from Indonesian palm oil producer

Press release | 13 March, 2013 at 5:15

Jakarta, 13 March 2013 - Greenpeace Indonesia today welcomed the launch of a forest conservation pilot project by Indonesia’s largest palm oil producer, Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), to protect High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and called on other...

Indonesia’s largest palm oil producer shows the way

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 13 March, 2013

In February 2011 Golden Agri Resources, Indonesia’s largest producer of palm oil, launched an ambitious Forest Conservation Policy. After years of campaigning by Greenpeace and pressure from some of the largest buyers of palm oil for...

Demanding a straight answer from Herakles Farms

Blog entry by Karine Jacquemart | 19 February, 2013 12 comments

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...

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

Blog entry by Jean-François Julliard | 30 January, 2013 1 comment

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...

Still hope for PNG's forests

Blog entry by Sam Moko | 17 December, 2012 1 comment

With logging and clearing for oil palm threatening many forests in Papua New Guinea, some communities are still standing strong and protecting their forests. This week I've been out with a Greenpeace team filming and photographing...

Facts on the ground undermine Herakles’ Cameroonian PR offensive

Blog entry by Greg Norman | 22 November, 2012 4 comments

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

Forest Clearing, Cameroon.

Slideshow | 19 November, 2012

A recipe for palm oil that doesn’t cost the earth

Blog entry by Suzanne Kroger | 14 November, 2012 6 comments

While palm oil expansion continues to cause deforestation and massive greenhouse gas emissions, the certification system for sustainable palm oil (RSPO) just finished its annual meeting. I have been going to these meetings for the past...

Africa's False Dilemma

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 29 October, 2012 17 comments

Ecological and economic welfare are two sides of the same coin and having to choose between developing economies and societies on one hand, and protecting the environment on the other, is a false dilemma. This false dilemma is often...

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