Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Oil-Palm-Plantation-in-Cameroon-27MDHU5IDW.htmlConceptually similarA PAMOL Truck in CameroonGP11FZCompleted★★★★PAMOL Plantation in CameroonGP11FGCompleted★★★★★★PAMOL Plantation in CameroonGP11FHCompleted★★★★Palm Tree Harvest in CameroonGP11E8Completed★★★★PAMOL Palm Oil Farm in CameroonGP11H4Completed★★★★PAMOL Plantation in CameroonGP11FMCompleted★★★★Palm Oil Mill in CameroonGP11GYCompleted★★★★Member of Parliament in CameroonGP11G3Completed★★★★Truck Loaded with Oil Palm Fruits in CameroonGP0STPVRDCompleted★★★★View AllGP11G0Oil Palm Plantation in CameroonA new oil palm plantation 50km away from the Cameroonian town of Douala. Such plantations currently cover 60,000 hectares of the country but in the last year alone the government received applications for new projects that would see that figure potentially rise by more than one million hectares. The majority of land available for such plantations is natural forest. This means that industrial expansion of palm oil production is a significant threat, not only to Cameroon’s rain forested areas, but to those covering the Congo Basin as a whole, the second largest rain forested area on the planet.Locations:Africa-CameroonDate:21 Feb, 2012Credit:© Jan-Joseph Stok / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Day-Deforestation-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Motorbikes-Oil palm (plants)-Outdoors-PAMOL Plantations Limited-Plantations-Roads-Tropical rainforestsShoot:Small Scale Oil Palm Plantations in CameroonOil palm plantations in Cameroon cover a total of 60,000 ha, but in 2011 the government received applications for the opening of more than 1,000,000 ha of new plantations. As most of the land available currently is natural forest, oil palm expansion is becoming a major threat to Cameroon’s as well as the rest of Congo Basin's rainforest. The farmers in some villages in Cameroon don't believe in industrial scale palm oil production and have started to run small scale plantations with the objective of providing palm oil to local markets. More and more oil palm farmers avoid selling their oil palm fruits to PAMOL (the big state owned company in Mundemba) and prefer sell it to local artisanal mills.