Friday, March 13, 2015

[biofuelwatch] From Africa's Palms People & Power investigates the environmental consequences of palm oil plantations in equatorial Africa.





Thus it was, in 2010, that the Cameroonian government struck the outlines of a deal with a US-based enterprise called Herakles Farms, granting it exclusive use of a biodiversity hotspot in south-western Cameroon - an area covering 73,000 hectares of pristine forest and farmland - in which to start plantations. The company would benefit from some eye-wateringly generous tax breaks, but in return it promised to bring much needed development to the region - from jobs and schools, to hospitals and better roads.

But as revealed by this episode of People & Power, from filmmakers Hugh Hartford, Dan Boaden and reporter Nidhi Dutt, things did not quite turn out that way ...http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/peopleandpower/2015/02/africa-palms-150223110509150.html




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