Palm oil plantation in Honduras

The bioenergy company pushes away the farmers from the land which is aimed to establish energy plantations, local people and farmers are protesting, police makes arrests, some of the protestants die suddenly for unknown reasons.

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Land use conflicts
Resources solid wood
Issues 1 social, 2 economical, 3 ecological, 4 cultural
Keywords palm oil, plantation, conversion, threats, local community
Start date 2008
End date
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity violent action
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests conversion of natural forests and moving of local farmers from outside of boundaries of plantation
Barriers for dialogue threatening and killing of local people who oppose the conversion of natural forest onto monoculture plantation
Forums for dialogue close monitoring by ENGOs and constructive dialog with local authority on the case
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation open and trustworthy dialog