Large-scale Land Acquisition in Africa: Impacts, Conflicts and Human Rights Violations. The Case of Feronia in DRC

December 2021
Africa-EU Partnership 2021 (Our Land is Our Life: Policy Brief)

Includes overview, the problem: Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) finance a destructive model, current situation: DFIs write off loans, impacted communities face repression, human rights abuses, the role of European DFIs, recommendations. The negative outcomes experienced in the case of Feronia Inc. continue to be repeated across Africa, including allegations of severe human rights violations, dispossession of community land, environmental destruction, and pollution, inducing conflict within local communities, creating dependency on insecure and underpaid jobs, whilst undermining food sovereignty, self-determination, and community resilience.