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I spent close to seven years in Africa, five of them in the small west-african nation of Liberia. I worked mainly in large-scale agricultural projects but also did some management consulting. I haven't written much about those years, but during 2011 I took some time to write a few blog posts.

Old update: visit by UNMIL SRSG Løj and U.S. ambassador Greenfield, 2009

29 May, 2011 • Viktor Bengtsson • 6 minutes to read

In 2009, after bringing in the very first rice harvest, ADA/LAP got a visit from the U.S. Ambassador to Liberia and the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General.

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Old update: First ADA/LAP rice harvest 2009

01 April, 2011 • Viktor Bengtsson • 10 minutes to read

In 2009, ADA/LAP brought in the very first rice harvest in the face of some major challenges and proved that large-scale mechanized rice production is possible in Liberia.

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Old update: first rice planting 2009

22 March, 2011 • Viktor Bengtsson • 4 minutes to read

ADA/LAP, a company starting mechanized rice farming in Liberia on a large scale, planted its very first crop of rice.

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Joe goes to the cocoa farm

17 March, 2011 • Viktor Bengtsson • 3 minutes to read

Joe visits the cocoa farm to check on progress in our nursery.

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Palm oil manufacturing

06 March, 2011 • Viktor Bengtsson • 3 minutes to read

Palm oil is a basic staple in Liberia. A portion of the oil consumed is produced locally. This post documents the local manufacturing process.

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LibSwe Cocoa Inc. launches first nursery – day 2 and 3

27 February, 2011 • Viktor Bengtsson • 2 minutes to read

LibSwe Inc. launched its first cocoa nursery in Sanoyie, Liberia. On day 2 and 3 the nursery was planted.

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LibSwe Cocoa Inc. launches first nursery - day 1

27 February, 2011 • Viktor Bengtsson • 5 minutes to read

LibSwe Inc. launched its first cocoa nursery in Sanoyie, Liberia. On the first day we brushed the site and constructed the nursery canopy.

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Trip to sanoiye

31 January, 2011 • Viktor Bengtsson • 2 minutes to read

I went to Sanoyie (Liberia) with my colleague to scout for suitable land for a cocoa nursery and plantation.

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An office with a view

13 January, 2011 • Viktor Bengtsson • 1 minute to read

Back in Liberia, and working from an office with a view!

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So i bought my first camera...

02 January, 2011 • Viktor Bengtsson • 1 minute to read

I had to pass 30 before buying my first camera. I evidently have a lot to learn about photography.

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