Sierra Leone’s smallholder farmers ‘worse off’ after large land deals. Push to lure foreign investors has led to a rise in social problems, sparking fears of a return to conflict, NGO warns

by Mark Tran

Thousands of smallholder farmers in Sierra Leone have become poorer, eat fewer meals and have taken their children out of school as a result of large-scale farmland investments, according to Christian Aid

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