At a ‘certified’ palm oil plantation in Nigeria, soldiers and conflict over land

…Critics say the RSPO’s decision to certify Okomu illustrates everything that’s gone wrong with sustainability labeling for palm oil.

“A lot of community lands have been taken over. And these lands were being utilized by farmers and fisherfolk, women and men that depend on the resources of the forest for survival,” said Rita Uwaka, a researcher with Nigerian NGO Environmental Rights Action, who wrote a report based on her visits to the plantation in 2017…

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