In August 2011, the Government of Liberia and SIFCA signed an agreement involving the rehabilitation of an 8,800-ha oil-palm plantation, formerly owned by Decoris Oil Palm and currently occupied by local farmers, as well as a 6,000-ha outgrower scheme. SIFCA was given a 25-year lease on the lands after the 25-year lease from Decoris expired. Simultaneously, SIFCA signed an agreement with the government to expand its rubber plantations from 8,000 ha to 35,000 ha in Maryland and River Gee counties (formerly operated by Firestone). The management of the plantations is plagued with allegations of employment fraud, including hiring illegal aliens and 'gross and consistent abuse of Liberian workers', and violating the Liberian Labor Laws. Over fifteen hundred protesters peacefully marched and demonstrated for a week in February of 2013 against employment practices of the company, including pay disparity, lack of social services, rendering workers homeless, and dismissal of pregnant employees. The demonstrations followed futile engagements between the company and their employees, and cumulated in four arrests. Previous protests (2011) left many arrested and one dead, with no satisfactory outcome. SIFCA is partly owned by Wilmar and Olam of Singapore.