This publication presents five background reviews to understand the developments in oil palm plantations in the Cross River State in Nigeria. It covers topics as the ecological impacts in the landscape, the historical background, the political side, the social impacts and the capacity gaps and needs related to oil palm plantations Tropenbos International commissioned these series of backgrounds reviews under the framework of the Green Livelihoods Alliance.

Authors:Godwin Uyi Ojo, Raphael Ayama Offiong, Sylvester Odion Akhaine, Abiodun Baiyewu-Teru and Fidelis Allen