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Expert says multinational land lease in Senegal pushes herders off land

By Laura Angela Bagnetto

A new report on a government-sanctioned land grab in Senegal shows a new deal that threatens thousands of Peul pastoralists in the rural Ndiel area. RFI spoke to Frederic Mousseau, Policy Director of the agricultural policy think tank, the Oakland Institute, who says Senhuile-Senéthanol, a multinational corporation, has leased 20,000 hectares of prime pasture in Senegal, pushing herders off their land.

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