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The U.S. Role In Cameroon Land Grab

The Cameroonian government must decide by November if it will continue a land lease for a palm oil plantation with the U.S. firm, Herakles Farms. 

A new report accuses U.S. government officials of pressuring Cameroon officials on behalf of Herakles Farms. 

Anuradha Mittal, executive director of the Oakland Institute, a policy think tank, will detail points from the report, Backroom Bullying: The Role of the United States Government in the Herakles Farms’ Land Grab in CameroonOakland Institute’s research asserts that the plantation project has destroyed the livelihoods of over 45,000 people and ruined rain forests and the environment. 

Mittal also explains why she believes that U.S. intervention is in “blatant contradiction of official U.S. policy and goals around climate change and conservation” in Cameroon.

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