Community organizers seem to have kept palm-oil plantations out of Africa’s tropical forests

September 27, 2019

Only a decade ago, palm-oil plantations appeared likely to devastate the Africa’s tropical forests, repeating the pattern of ecological destruction they brought to Malaysia and Indonesia — including this year’s epic rainforest fires. Yet African community organizing has turned back the tide of the slash-and-burn agriculture that comes with palm oil. Exhibit A is the […]

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