05 Sep '12, 9pm

Report Assails Palm Oil Project in Cameroon

Report Assails Palm Oil Project in Cameroon

On Tuesday, we told you about land grabs by timber companies in Liberia that are threatening that country’s tropical rain forest. Today environmental groups and forestry experts are abuzz about a project in nearby Cameroon that is overseen by Herakles Farms , an affiliate of the New York-based company Herakles Capital that pursues agricultural initiatives in Africa. Oakland Institute The company has acquired a huge tract of land in southwestern Cameroon under long-term lease and plans to develop one of the world’s largest palm oil plantations there. Palm oil has been increasingly cultivated in Africa and Asia because it can be sold at good prices for use in biofuels, which are in principle better for the environment than fossil fuels. But many palm oil plantations in the developing world have proved environmentally controversial because the first step in their creation is ...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/05/report-assails-...

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