Liberia’s total land area is approximately ten million hectares. Liberia currently has one of the highest land concession rates in Africa: almost40% of our nation’s land has already been promised to foreign investors for logging, palm and rubber plantations, and mining across all fifteen counties. Between 2004 and 2009, the Liberian government either granted or re-negotiated land and forestry concessions totaling 1.7 million hectares – over 15% of the total national land area. In 2010 alone, more than 661,000 hectares were granted to two foreign corporations for palm oil production. Today, even with a moratorium on public land sale in place, private investors continue to seek and acquire land concessions throughout the country.