EIA’s work in the Congo Basin involves collaboration with civil society, indigenous communities, and government to ensure that palm oil development in the region is conducted in a fair and sustainable way. The document below is a resource used in this collaboration.
As developers are looking to the Congo Basin as the next hotspot for palm oil production, lessons must be applied from countries like Indonesia and Malaysia, where 85% of globally traded palm oil is currently grown. It is imperative that Congo Basin governments recognize and protect community rights to land as large-scale palm oil investments increase.
Read Palm Oil Development in the Congo Basin: Opportunity versus Injustice, here.
Read the full report in French here.
Maggie Dewane, Press Officer, EIA, 202-483-6621, [email protected]