OnEstEnsemble organized a protest with the eco-union of residents near the SOSUCAM sugar cane plantations. These residents’ crops of cassava, peanuts and yams were destroyed by SOSUCAM’s planes spraying pesticides. The residents gathered the destroyed crops and displayed signs in protest, demanding compensation.
The residents living near the sugarcane plantations of the Somdiaa group, a subsidiary of the French giant Castel, have been forced to uproot their cassava, peanut, and yam crops destroyed by the aerial spraying of pesticides by the company’s planes. In response to this devastation, several individuals gathered to protest and plan to dump their destroyed produce in front of the Sosucam headquarters. The victims are demanding significant compensation from the company for their immense losses.
Peasant Crops Ravaged: The impact of pesticide-laden aerial spraying by Sosucam has had dire consequences for the local communities in Cameroon. Peasant farmers, dependent on their crops for sustenance and livelihood, have been left devastated as their fields of cassava, peanuts, and yams have been decimated by the use of pesticides. The chemical contamination not only destroys the immediate crops but also poses significant health risks to the farmers and surrounding populations.
Protest and Calls for Compensation: In a display of collective outrage, affected farmers and community members gathered to voice their grievances against Sosucam. They aimed to draw attention to the detrimental effects of the company’s practices and demand fair compensation for their losses. The act of pouring out their destroyed produce in front of the Sosucam headquarters serves as a powerful visual representation of the damage caused by the aerial spraying.