People in Papua New Guinea resist oil palm plantations and successfully tend their land

In 1998, the people of Saussi in Papua New Guinea heard that a sugar & oil palm company, Ramu Agri-Industries, was seeking to expand its oil palm plantations into customary land owned by the Saussi.

The Saussi organized several neighboring communities and formed the Ramu Valley Landowners Association (RVLOA). They began a five year battle against Ramu Agri Industries.
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