Saturday, October 19, 2013

[biofuelwatch] The embattled Herakles Farms palm oil plantation project in Cameroon

Dubious Herakles Farms (SGSOC) can't silence the Indigenous peoples by threats and bribes! - BetockVoices says that Government should invest and support small scale farming in this region as an alternative to Herakles Farms land grabbing project than trying to stop us in all forms. Herakles farms are trying to make the destruction of existing farms (i.e cocoa farms) look like development. Any large-scale plantation in this area will inevitably put our livelihoods in great jeopardy and makes it difficult for us to escape from poverty as our land and existence shall be taken away from us causing insecurity of life and closes our advantage of new farming opportunities.

The word on the ground points to a dire financial situation and an erosion of faith in Herakles Farms by investors and company's own workers. Herakles Farms had purported to herald a new era of "sustainable agriculture" by replacing old-growth rainforest with palm oil plantations. But the company has faced a series of setbacks since the Oakland Institute and Greenpeace International released a report in May 2013 documenting false promises, risks, and legal flaws in Herakles' planned operations.For more information -

In Cameroon competing concession land agreements are issued for the same area of forested land. In June 2013 more envelopes were sent out for motivation "support the shadowy agreement of SGSOC." - Illegally forest clearance, logging, bribery and intimidation are just some of the illegal activities of Herakles Farms in Cameroon supported by corrupted and greedy acquaintances in high places. Why Cameroon can't denial SGSOC their plans and why SGSOC is above the Laws in Cameroon. See more at:

Due to the terrain and topography of the land it may not be possible to completely avoid overlapping with existing farmland. SGSOC will consider feasible alternative project designs to avoid or at least minimize physical or economic displacement. "that's land grabbing" SGSOC will provide compensation for the loss of assets and offer an equal or better livelihood in cases where resettlement is the most practical option - accordance with SGSOC 419 guidelines. A person must be highly motivated under the table to put his signature to a document which virtually auctions all his farming land for life. Welcome to the corrupt business of SGSOC in Cameroon! More from -


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