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September 25, 2013 SDI CALLS ON THE GOVERNMENT OF LIBERIA, EQUATORIAL PALM OIL TO IMMEDIATELY CEASE LAND SURVEY IN GRAND BASSA DISTRICT #4 EPO Must Wait Until RSPO Complaint Has Been Resolved, Publish Standard...
Civil society raises concerns on prioritization of land allocation to foreign investors and insufficient public agricultural budget. MONROVIA (LIBERIA), September 12, 2013 – The Liberian government is spending just...
MONROVIA (Liberia), September 13, 2013 Civil society call on the National Legislature and the President of the Republic of Liberia to subject the draft act to abolish annual land rental bid on forest concessions to...
A call for urgent action in support of Liberian farmers producing food for Liberia From September 11-14th 2013, high level delegates from across Africa gather in Monrovia to discuss the agricultural sector in West...
On September 12th 2013 Silas Kpanan’Ayoung Siakor presented to the Liberian House of Representatives on the ‘National Oil Company (NOCAL) Act, 2013’ and the ‘Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act, 2013’ two...
Liberia’s government has opened vast forest areas up to corporate interests. Poor people are bearing the brunt. Weak governance is part of the problem – and so is rich nations’ huge demand for forest resources....
In recent weeks Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) has been the subject of a campaign of misinformation in the press and through public statements made by Mr. Walter Wisner, Vice Chairman of the Land...
August 5, 2013 MONROVIA, LIBERIA In recent weeks, the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) has been the subject of a campaign of misinformation in the press and through public statements made by Mr. Walter...
Recently, the G8 convened to discuss the most pressing issues facing the global economy. On the agenda yet again was Africa’s state of underdevelopment and poverty, with a particular focus on the critical role of...
European funded palm oil expansion in Liberia linked to social andenvironmental damageMONROVIA (LIBERIA) / BRUSSELS (BELGIUM), June 24, 2013 – European banks,pension funds and private equity funds have given...
Liberia is a test bed for many of the issues faced by governments across Africa. Although a small country, its choices matter. Recovering from more than a decade of civil war, Liberia has begun a process of major...
Large-scale land grants totaling more than 1.5 million acres  to Sime Darby  and Golden Veroleum for oil palm and rubber plantations jeopardizes land rights of local populations, threatens local livelihoods and...
Over 150 community representatives from four counties in Liberia gathered in Bopolu City, Gbarpolu County on November 27th – 29th, 2012 to discuss their experiences and concerns regarding the impact of oil palm...