Addax Bioenergy, a division of the Swiss-based energy corporation Addax & Oryx Group (AOG) is developing an agricultural project in the Makeni region (Sierra Leone) to produce fuel ethanol for European markets. This project has been closely followed by the Swiss NGO Bread for all (Pain pour le prochain), EED and Bread for World, Germany, in conjun
ction with its local partners (Sierra Leone Network on the Right to Food, SiLNoRF). As an important agricultural project, one of the main risks associated is its impact on local population’s physical and affordable access to water in sufficient quality and quantity. The joint-research undertaken in collaboration with WaterLex provides a risk-analysis with regards the project’s impact on the population’s access to water, as well as an analysis of the project’s compliance with the human right to water.
Download the report here: Joint evaluation: Sugarcane to Ethanol Project in Sierrra Leone