Addax bioethanol project in Sierra Leone

10,000 hectare sugar cane plantation, with opposition by local residents

Ongoing conflict? no
Conflict type Bioenergy plants, Land use conflicts
Resources solid wood
Issues 1 social, 2 ecological, 3 economical, 4 cultural
Keywords bioethanol, biodiesel, Renewable Energy Directive, sugarcane, Addax, Sierra Leone, European Union
Start date 2008
End date 2014
Reason(s) for conflict lack of appropriate consultation with local communities, displacement of farming
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests Addax seeks profit making through export of biodiesel to European marker; locals look for improved livelihoods and jobs
Barriers for dialogue land tenure system, where chiefs and owners can approved the lease but land users may be left out
Forums for dialogue renegotiation of terms of lease agreement
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation more transparent process of consultation and negotiation, including all land owners and users
Comments Values: land tenure, decission making, distribution of benefits