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Effects of Large-Scale Acquisition on Food Insecurity in Sierra Leone

The recent phenomenon of large-scale acquisition of land for a variety of investment purposes has raised deep concerns over the food security, livelihood and socio-economic development of communities in many regions of the developing world. This study set out to investigate the food security outcomes of land acquisitions in northern Sierra Leone.

Factors of vulnerability: How large-scale land acquisitions take advantage of local and national weaknesses in Sierra Leone

Enticing economic benefits for host nations and the notion of large areas of land considered available are often put forward as the main reasons for large-scale land acquisition in many areas of sub-Saharan Africa. However, country-level datasets of land acquisitions seem to indicate a clear divide between a majority of countries engaged in land acquisitions as investors and those involved as targets.

FINAL REPORT ON THE INVENTORY OF GBONGOKAMA COMMUNITY FOREST (G.C.F.)

The work was divided into two phases, survey, and enumeration. As a forester, my duty was to
survey the forest, do inventory for any possible timber merchantability, study it critically, and bring
up recommendations for its retention. 

Factsheet on Large-Scale Agri-Investments in Pujehun District, Sierra Leone

Green Scenery Factsheet on Large-Scale Agri-Investments in Pujehun District, Sierra Leone 
Information as of April 2013 
 
Pujehun District at a glance: 
Land area:    410,500 hectares (ha)
Arable land:    304,181 ha
Population:    228,392 (2004) 
Farming households:   35,159 (2004)
Fallow period upland crops: 4.1 years (2004)
 

Land leased based on registered lease agreements:  
60,48 % of total area of Pujehun District, 81,64 % of arable land of Pujehun District 
 

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