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Addax Bioenergy in Sierra Leone

 

Why on earth donít they grow their biofuel in Switzerland?

 

Why are these farmers complaining about not having enough land in the middle of sparsely populated Sierra Leone?

 

Some of these people will end up in Freetown with a tray of (imported) biscuits on their head

 

Sierra Leoneans back on plantations, working for European cars

 

Amidst hunger in the villages

 

How come foreigners can acquire thousands of hectares of land, but Sierra Leoneans are limited to a few town lots?

 

A massive land grab

 

Why are foreign companies acquiring huge tracts of land in SL? Somebody must be profiting from it (and itís not these villagers).

 

Why does the government allow this?

 

There is no government there. Addax is the government.

 

How much of our precious Rokel River water are they taking?

 

And what happens to all their chemicals?

 

Why is the EU helping to fund this? For us? Or for them?

 

Why canít we grow sugar cane by ourselves?

 

If we donít make good use of the land, somebody else will

 

 

Read full report by ActionAid here

 

Read related material on violence in Addaxí concession here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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