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La Fabril

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This palm oil company operates illegally on ancestral land

The community of Barranquilla de San Javier in Ecuador is fighting to reclaim its land from Energy & Palma, a palm oil company that has used questionable permits and expensive lawsuits to maintain a hold on the area.
Energy & Palma's crops are located in one of the most biodiverse areas: Chocó. Its humid tropical forests extend from Panama to northwestern Ecuador. Image by Gustavo Redin.
Energy & Palma's crops are located in one of the most biodiverse areas: Chocó. Its humid tropical forests extend from Panama to northwestern Ecuador. Image by Gustavo Redin.

Energy & Palma is part of the Ecuadorian company La Fabril Group which supplies palm oil to companies such as Pepsico, General Mills, and Nestlé. It entered this area of northern Ecuador in 2006, following a "shady" acquisition of private property titles on the ancestral lands of the Barranquilla de San Javier community. Since then, Energy & Palma’s plantations have diminished the quality of the land residents rely on for subsistence farming and polluted local rivers and sources of drinking water with agrochemicals, even though the titles for the territory clearly state that "they should be used for sustainable or artisanal production.”
Read more:
In English:
https://news.mongabay.com/2023/06/palm-oil-company-in-ecuador-operates-illegally-on-ancestral-land-community-says/

In Spanish:

https://es.mongabay.com/2020/12/palma-en-esmeraldas-ecuador-comunidad-afro-contra-palmicultora/



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  • George Kariuki

    52 w

    These companies must take responsibility for their supply chains and ensure that they do not support or benefit from illegal and harmful practices.

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    • Harrison wambui

      52 w

      Very very bad... action should be taken

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      • Komu Daniel

        52 w

        This is absurd.Action need to be taken immediatly

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        • Kevin

          52 w

          We call upon the law to prevail against this company

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          • Sarah Chabane

            52 w

            This is shameful

            6
            • Annett Michuki..

              52 w

              legal actions should be taken against the company

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              • Gorffly mokua

                52 w

                @annett_michuki It might be hard to do this because they already have support from the government.

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                • Marine Stephan

                  52 w

                  yes and it is hard to do because the company doesn't hesitate to sue the people protesting.

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                  • zelda ninga

                    52 w

                    @marine_stephan It's sad how profit is put before people life,they simply don't care.

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