Sierra Leone

La FAO y el acaparamiento de tierras

El escenario propuesto por el responsable de la FAO en Sudán del Sur, choca de frente con el masivo acaparamiento de tierras en el continente, que está ayudando a la gente a abandonar las actividades agrícolas, ganaderas y de otro tipo en las que basan sus medios de subsistencia.

Swedish aid investment resulted in land-grabbing

Swedfund, the Swedish development investment company, has invested tens of millions in a company that will produce ethanol in Sierra Leone, but the local people affected by water shortages and hunger when the company took over their land. Now the inhabitants urge Sweden for help.

Vill se öppenhet från Swedfund om Sierra Leone

Biståndsminister Gunilla Carlsson vill att Swedfund öppet delar med sig av resultaten, när organisationen själv granskar situationen i Sierra Leone. Efter Ekots rapportering, om att biståndsorganisationens investeringar i landet orsakar vattenbrist och hunger för fattiga, ska Swedfund besöka landet och se över de investeringar som gjorts i ett etanolprojekt.

Concerns over land use in Salone

Meeting of delegates from eight districts and twenty chiefdoms affected by large scale land acquisitions for agribusiness in Sierra Leone ends with formation of a coalition to serve as a watchdog on land issues in the country.

Is ‘land grabbing’ good for Africa?

So is it a land grab or a development opportunity? Is land grabbing actually good for Africa? BBC Africa Debate discusses the issue in Freetown in Sierra Leone.