In the shade of a local school’s corrugated iron roof, a group of men and women debated what to do. Located not far from the town of Kribi, on Cameroon’s Atlantic coast, the village was already squeezed between two logging concessions.
Years before, construction works for a major oil pipeline cut through village land. Now a company proposing an agribusiness plantation wanted a significant amount of land. Some people saw this as an opportunity. Others were worried about where they would grow their crops. And all struggled to understand the full implications of the far-reaching changes this would bring.
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