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How to make forest destruction look like “development”

Blog entry by Frédéric Amiel | 5 September, 2012 21 comments

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...

Threats

Background | 5 September, 2012 at 18:30

In the DRC, rainforest covers 86 million hectares (about 40 percent of the country). Around 70 percent, or 60 million hectares, of the rainforest is threatened by logging.

The Solution

Background | 5 September, 2012 at 18:30

Though not significant global producers, palm oil has a long and rich history in Africa and the lives and traditions of local communities on the continent. When done sustainably and within well-managed and diverse agroforestry systems, the...

Hand in hand to protect the Congo Basin forests

Blog entry by Monica Davies and Augustine Kasambule | 8 October, 2012

What began in 2011 as a call to the youth of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to speak out for the protection of their forests has finally come to  fruition. Men, women and children from Kinshasa city and surroundings have come...

Voix De La Foret

Video | 11 October, 2012 at 13:26

Greenpeace Africa released a brand new song entitled ""Voix de la Forêt" (The Voices of the Forest), which is performed by 11 internationally acclaimed singers from the Congo Basin countries; in a bid to highlight the importance of the world's...

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...

Challenging year ends in hope for Cameroonian environmental activist

Blog entry by Alexa Phillips | 19 December, 2012

For many people thoughts are already turning to the festive period and a well-earned rest. All Nasako Besingi wants for Christmas is for Herakles Farms to say they are leaving him and his fellow villagers’ land alone. 2012 has...

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...

Herakles Farms

Topic | 14 February, 2013 at 14:51

Palm oil is the world’s cheapest edible oil, and increasingly one of the most popular. As global demand continues to grow so has the vigorous search for land for new plantations by investors and industry.

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...

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