Anti-palm protest against Socfin in Sierra Leone

The police open the fire during the anti-palm oil protest. The oil plantation is run by Socfin Group, registered in Luxemburg. The reimburcement to the farmers in only $12.50 per hectare, which is considered negligible by them. Therefore they came to complain.

Ongoing conflict? no
Conflict type Land use conflicts
Resources solid wood
Issues 1 social, 2 economical, 3 ecological, 4 cultural
Keywords Socfin, local residents, Sierre Lione, anti-palm oil protest
Start date 2013
End date 2013
Reason(s) for conflict Low compensation to the farmers from palm-oil company
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests Company is paying reasonable money (in their opinion) to compensate the loss of farmers, when farmers consider this money as insufficient sum
Barriers for dialogue Insufficient communication between farmers and palm oil company
Forums for dialogue Joint round table or open discussion may resolve the conflict
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation Joint action and open discussions