This toolkit is for communities in Liberia who are being affected, or may be affected, by an oil palm plantation. Oil palm companies have been told by the government that they can expand their plantations across large parts of Liberia. This toolkit describes a right that can help communities living in these areas protect their land and their livelihoods from a company and the Liberian government. This right – and the process that must be followed – is called Free, Prior, and Informed Consent, and is often abbreviated as just FPIC.
This toolkit was developed by the Liberian NGO Save My Future Foundation, called SAMFU for short. SAMFU has been working in Liberia for 30 years and has been working in one of Liberia’s largest oil palm plantations run by Golden Veroleum in south-eastern Liberia. SAMFU has developed this toolkit because it wants to help communities across Liberia know their rights and is giving to communities and NGOs across the country for use in their areas.