Monday, November 11, 2013

[biofuelwatch] Who is behind Senhuile-Senethanol?

A controversial foreign investment to produce agrofuels for Europe on 20,000 ha of farmland in Senegal has displaced communities and sparked violent clashes between peasants and the police. Concerns have also been mounting in Senegal over possible connections between the project and corporate crimes, specifically money laundering.

As this business venture, known locally as "the Senhuile-Senethanol projcet", is a socially important one in Senegal, and as similar concerns have been surfacing in other countries where land grabbing is taking place, the Group for Reflection and Land in Senegal (CRAFS), GRAIN and Re:Common decided to work together to investigate.

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