Please save our Cocoa farms in the South West region of Cameroon from Herakles Farms. Palm oil, the very crop Herakles Farms wants to grow on a massive scale, has been here for generations. It has sustained small-time farmers and provided a source of work and income in communities that have long had to fend for themselves. These farmers, known as "smallholders", have faithfully cultivated the local palm oil industry with few resources and little government assistance. They have been intimately involved with the history and tradition of a crop that originated in Africa long before Herakles Farms happened to discover it and its potential for massive profits………………..and the timber.
This story from Brewaniase, a town in Ghana's Volta Region, is a warning to landowners in Africa and irresponsible African leaders who are carelessly mortgaging future generations' inheritance during this global rush for land in Africa. Read more from -http://afjn.org/documents/2014/10/afjn-ghana-land-grab-report-2014.pdf