D 1 Oils case in Southern Zambia

D1 oils gets supports from national government for promotion of bioenergy domestically when in matter of fact they are export oriented. Moreover plantations are created on marginal lands which conflicts with food production.

Ongoing conflict? no
Conflict type Land use conflicts
Resources solid wood
Issues 1 social, 2 economical, 3 ecological, 4 cultural
Keywords Zambia, palm oil, conflict, D1 Oils
References http://www.commercialpressuresonland.org/wp-content/uploads/case_studies_16.pdf
Start date 2007
End date 2011
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity peaceful action
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests Company is getting the State subsidies and lobbied by Biofuel Associations of Zambia, which allows to take concession of margin lands. It restricts local people access and cuts the livelihoods.
Barriers for dialogue Strong position of the company and almost no voices of local people creates huge gap
Forums for dialogue More involvement of government and NGOs to make the process more transparent and give a voice to locals
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation joint and trustworthy dialog