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Media Name: The Joghban Clan
Author: Jason Taylor for Friends of the Earth International
Copyright: Friends of the Earth International
Added Date: 17/05/2014
License Type: CC License
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Description: In Liberia, the Joghban Clan just demonstrated that stopping landgrabbing is possible when communities stand together, mobilise and resist. The community's resistance began in 2012 when Equitorial Palm Oil began to expand their plantation on to their land. The Clan were united in their opposition, even though they faced intimidation and harrassment by EPO security forces and the police. They lodged a complaint with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and presented a petition to the government. They were jubilant when President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf committed to supporting their struggle to protect their land. With their land secure the community is thinking about the future; “We want the government to support us to be self-sufficient on our land instead of giving it to a company who will just take the money and go home. Instead we can keep the money in Liberia and we can live better lives” said Garmondeh Benwon (R). For more information go to: http://www.foei.org/en/what-we-do/land-grabbing
Keywords: Joghban Liberia land grabbing landgrabbing palm oil oil palm EPO Equatorial Palm OilJogbhan Joghban Clan
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