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[PDF] Independent study report of the Addax Bioenergy sugarcane-to-ethanol project in the Makeni region in Sierra Leone

Author: Mike Anane, Cosmos Yao Abiwu, Published on: 15 June 2011

[M]any farmers in project affected communities have already lost their access to fertile lands…Even as Addax pledges to use only “marginal” lands in the Chiefdoms, it is obvious from the field research that the company took large tracks of fertile and well-watered land. The bolilands have good access to water and are currently used for rice production, by thousands of small-scale farmers including women. The affected farmers said Addax had an oral agreement with them that no bolilands will be used for the plantations…Water has become an ever increasing problem for the communities as lands leased by Addax are currently being prepared and even at this initial stage some water bodies have ceased to exist.

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