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Green Scenery is concerned that 60% of the total area in one of the districts in Sierra Leone could soon be converted for large-scale industrial oil palm plantations.

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January 31st, 2013, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Launch of the Global Hunger Index 2012 in Sierra Leone. The Index is conducted by  Concern worldwide, Welthungerhilfe and IFPRI. Sierra Leone is ranked 71st out of 79 countries. 
The regional director of Welthungerhilfe, Concerns country director, FAOs country director, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security and the director of Green Scenery are invited to talk about policies to improve Food security and nutrition status of Sierra Leoneans.
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April 3rd, 2012, Freetown, Sierra Leone

At the press conference of the national conference of land owners and land users affected by large scale land deals Green Scenery and the Sierra Leone Network on the Right to Food launched ALLAT - Action for Large Scale Land Acquisition Transparency.

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April 2nd-3rd, 2012, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Green Scenery and Sierra Leone Network on the Right to Food organized the first national conference  of land owners and land users affected by large scale investments in agribusiness in Sierra Leone. Around a hundred farmers from eight districts and twenty chiefdoms gathered and discussed the challenges they are facing with foreign investors.

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February 7th - 8th, 2012, Dakar, Senegal

Green Scenery participates in LAND TRANSPARENCY WORKSHOP organized by Global Witness, the International Land Coalition, Oakland Institute and Cicodev Africa.Joseph Rahall, the director of Green Scenery, gave an input on large scale investments in Sierra Leone. 

November 21st - 23rd, 2011, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin, Germany

Green Scenery is invited to the International conference Policies against Hunger IX

Food Security and Access to Natural Resources on "Policies Against Hunger" in Berlin, Germany, organized by Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection

November 21st, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Large-scale agricultural investments: A danger or a development opportunity?

Joseph Rahall, the director of Green Scenery, presented findings on Socfin Investment in Malen chiefdom, Pujehun district in the South of Sierra Leone.

https://www.policiesagainst-hunger.de

Green Scenery staff at workshopOctober 13th -14th, 2011

Green Scenery held its strategic workshop at Grassroots Gender Empowerment Movement in Freetown. Green Scenery worked on the organizations vision and mission. Questions on how we achieve our goals and manage the challenges that are coming along with it were discussed with the team, the management and the board. Green Scenery is focusing on Natural Resource Management, Human Security and Conflict.

June 9th, 2011

Green Scenery Launched Oakland Institute Country Report Sierra Leone: Study Reveals Serious Problems With Large Land Deals And Agricultural Investment In The Country

A new report from the US-based Oakland Institute shows that by early 2011 close to 500,000 ha of farmland in Sierra Leone had been leased or were under negotiation for lease by foreign investors. That represents almost 10 percent of the country’s estimated 5.4 million hectares of arable land suitable for farming.

The report, “Understanding Land Investment Deals in Africa, Country Report: Sierra Leone,” is the result of an in-depth study undertaken in Sierra Leone in late 2010. It notes that most of the land acquisitions are recent, part of a global rush for farmland sparked by the financial, fuel and food crises of 2008-2009. Most of the land deals to date in the country are for the production of sugarcane and palm oil, the raw stock for producing biofuels, primarily for export. Sierra Leone does not have the facilities to make use of such fuels. The report notes that such land deals put smallholder farming, which employs about half the population, and food security at risk.

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Speech and call for ALAT-Action for Land Acquisition Transparency

More info: www.oaklandinstitute.org


January 2011
Good governance campaign: Sensitization and popularization on Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) nationwide together with NACE. Read more  

December 2010
Good governance campaign: Sensitization and popularization on Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) nationwide together with NACE.

10th of December 2010
Join Green Scenery at the Bert Book ceremony in Bonthe. School stipends are given to disadvantaged girls. 
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10.10. 2010 Global Day for Action against Climate change
Green Scenery celebrates the success of three villages in Bonthe. 
The villagers took on action and saved their forest and contributed to Biodiversity. Read more


27th to 29th of September 2010
Wilton Park Conference on Negotiating Justice
Joseph Rahall presents his paper Amnesty as a prerequisite to talks? 
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The conference was organized in collaboration with the International Center for Transitional Justice. 27-29 September 2010, Wilton Park, West Sussex, UK


21.09.2010 International Day of Peace
Join Green Scenery on International Day of Peace in Bo, Makeni, Kenema and Freetown.

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January 2013: Launch of the Global Hunger Index 2012 in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone is ranked 71st out of 79 countries.

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