Land conflict in Côte d’Ivoire: local communities defend their rights against SIAT and the state

December 2017
IDEF, Eburnie Today, JVE Côte d’Ivoire, GRAIN

Conflict began in August 2011 when 3 village communities in eastern-central Côte d’Ivoire learned that the Belgian corporation SIAT was about to move onto their land. Report details the increasing conflicts and legal battles that followed.

Rubber is now replacing food production. SIAT has ignored the country’s legal framework.