Rubber firm ‘decimating’ Cameroon forest

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Sudcam, a subsidiary of Singapore rubber firm, Halcyon Agri, is responsible for devastating forest clearance in Cameroon, resulting in dispossession of community lands and other impacts on human rights, a new report has said.

The company has cleared more than 10,000 hectares of dense equatorial forest in the past seven years to set up a rubber plantation in south Cameroon; a project described by the Greenpeace Africa report as “by far the most devastating new clearing for industrial agriculture in the Congo Basin”.

The report; Halcyon Agri’s Ruinous Rubber, says the Sudcam Cameroon concessions overlap with the customary land of forest-dependent communities, including the indigenous Baka people and its acquisition amounts to land grabbing.


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