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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
Release Status: No Release  
Description: In Liberia, the Joghban Clan just demonstrated that stopping landgrabbing is possible when communities stand together, mobilise and resist. The men work together in a cooperative, called a ‘Susu’, to produce palm oil. They pound the fruit, wash it and boil it to produce oil which they use for cooking and to sell in the market. 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. 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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