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<p class="p1"><span class="s1">The </span><span class="s2">Socfin plantation in Sierra Leone’s Malen Chiefdom (Image: Saidu Bah / China Dialogue)</span></p>
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Sierra Leone’s conflict palm oil certified as sustainable

Some community members accuse Socfin of land-grabbing and pollution. We visited the company’s plantation in Malen to find out what’s happening beneath the palm fronds.

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The mothers of Malen

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How the Amazon became a global hub for agricultural exports

In a new series, we trace the story of the Amazon since the 1970s, when Brazil’s military government promoted its occupation, attracting migrants to deforest and develop agriculture

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Banc d’Arguin: A blue carbon custodian

A valuable carbon sink, the Mauritanian national park faces multiple pressures from overfishing, oil and gas extraction and climate change

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What Brazil’s elections could mean for relations with China

Analysts say agribusiness links are likely to continue to advance, but diplomacy may follow different paths depending on the winner of October’s presidential vote

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UN talks fail to finalise high seas biodiversity treaty

Despite an extra two-week negotiation session, countries ran out of time yet again, stalling over differences on sharing marine genetic resources

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