Lion Mountains Agrico Ltd has been established on the recognition of the exceptional potential of agriculture in Sierra Leone. With
readily available land of the highest quality, and plentiful, consistent rainfall, the natural endowment of the country is very attractive.
What is currently lacking is the array of additional factors that must be brought to bear to make a region productive: capital
investment, the latest expertise, modern seed types, appropriate equipment, and so on. Bringing all these elements together is what
Lion Mountains is setting out to do: our vision is to unleash the true potential of the Sierra Leonean agricultural sector by mobilising
international capital, expertise and other inputs, and deploying them on the ground throughout the country. We aim to be a driving
force in making Sierra Leone a major player in agricultural exports, and part of the solution to the growing concerns over food
security in Africa and worldwide.
Lion Mountains will develop mechanised rice
production on an initial land portfolio of
14,000ha in Bo District. Agreements are in
place with three partner Chiefdoms: Lugbu,
Tikonko and Bumpe Ngao.
Our approach is firmly commercial and founded
on a community partnership model, in which we
lease land from local communities, then employ
the people to work on the land if they choose
to; the community receives a share of the
profits, which will be paid into a Community
Trust Fund, managed by the local people
themselves. Besides the creation of jobs and
the investment flow into the local economy,
Lion Mountains will also deliver other benefits
through the provision of public goods according
to the situation in each locality. This is our
commitment to the communities in which we
operate, and we seek to establish long and
mutually beneficial relationships with our local
Financing is now under way and operations will
commence in H1 2013.
Lion Mountains Agrico Ltd is a joint venture between Phoenix Africa Development Company and Indo African Agricultural Capital.