What type of contract-based farming agreement would ensure sustainable and fair partnerships between the agro-industries and contractual farmers? The case of an oil palm plantation in Liberia.

Master Thesis

Internship in Butaw, Liberia
From March 17, 2014 to September 14, 2014
Internship & Academic Supervisor: LEVANG, Patrice

On its website, CIFOR says that "The rapid development of oil palm cultivation feeds many social issues such as biodiversity, deforestation, food habits or ethical investments. How can this palm be viewed as a ‘miracle plant’ by both the agro-food industry in the North and farmers in the tropical zone, but a serious ecological threat by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) campaigning for the environment or rights of local indigenous peoples?

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