Sierra Leone: Land deals beginning to stir discontent

by IRIN News

Small palm plants at the new Socfin oil palm plantation Photo: Felicity Thompson/IRIN

In southeastern Sierra Leone’s Pujehun District, the small village of Kortumahun sits at the edge of orderly rows of hundreds of thousands of bright green palm oil seedlings. Small groups of women weed the pots while men spray fertilizers and pesticides across the nursery.