Sierra Leone farmers reject land grab for oil palm plantation

Published: 07 Jan 2014

On December 9, 2013, a meeting was called in Pujehun District over the lease of 6,500 hectares of prime farmland in this southeastern part of Sierra Leone. Local sources said elders called the meeting to allow people to again express their grievances to the Paramount Chief over the lease of land to the Socfin Agricultural Company….

Safiya Vandi (in green t-shirt), pictured at a meeting of communities affected by SOCFIN plantations in Pujehun, Sierra Leone. When bulldozers came to clear her land, Vandi stood in front of them. (Photo: Green Scenery)


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