Goldtree is a large-scale, commercial palm oil plantation and milling company in Sierra Leone. It procures fresh fruit from 8,000 outgrowers for processing into crude palm oil and palm oil products. The AAF investment funded the re-establishment of the plantation’s commercial operations following the end of the civil war in Sierra Leone in 2002. The construction of a new mill, the first commercial crude palm oil mill to operate in Sierra Leone since the civil war, was completed and commissioned Q2 2013. The project, which has the backing of the Government of Sierra Leone, will provide a substantial boost to the country’s growing economy, as well as have a significant impact on the lives of local people by providing employment and training opportunities as well as improved infrastructure.