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[PDF] Study reveals alarming facts about ethanol plantation of Addax Bioenergy in Sierra Leone

Author: Bread for all, Published on: 15 June 2011

The Sierra Leone Network on the Right to Food…published the Independent Study report on the sugarcane-to-ethanol project of the Geneva based firm Addax Bioenergy [part of Addax & Oryx Group]…The researchers found that "many farmers in project affected communities have already lost their access to fertile lands, though Addax has provided community members with alternative farm lands and confined them to smaller lands, promises by Addax to plough and harrow the lands materialized too late in 2010. This led to very low yield on these fields and local communities reported to now face growing food insecurity and hunger…water has become an ever increasing problem for the communities as lands leased by Addax are currently being prepared and…some water bodies such as the ‘Kirbent‘ and ‘Domkoni‘ streams…have ceased to exist.”

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Related companies: Addax & Oryx Group Addax Bioenergy (part of Addax & Oryx Group)