Karine Jacquemart

Senior Fellow

Karine Jacquemart, a Senior Fellow at the Oakland Institute, is the Executive Director of Foodwatch France, an independent NGO. A passionate strategist dedicated totackling the entrenched challenges to people’ rights and livelihoods, the broken food system, natural resources management and land use, development issues and climate change, Jacquemart led the Greenpeace International's campaign to protect African Forests for more than six years. Prior to this she led humanitarian missions with Action Contre la Faim (ACF) in Sri Lanka, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, and Somalia.

Jacquemart has co-authored and co-produced numerous publications, including Palm oil’s new frontier—How industrial expansion threatens Africa’s rainforests and Stolen future: Conflicts and logging in Congo's rainforests—the case of Danzer (2011) with Greenpeace International (2012), as well as several reports with the Oakland Institute that exposed land grabbing and forest destruction in Cameroon, including Massive Deforestation Portrayed as Sustainable Investment: The Deceit of Herakles Farms in Cameroon (2012) and Herakles Exposed: the Truth Behind Herakles Farms False Promises in Cameroon (2013). She coauthored a joint opinion piece with Anuradha Mittal, Founder of the Oakland Institute: A Development Fairytale or a Global Land Rush? (2015).