Land Grabbing in Senegal

PhotographerLuka Dakskobler
Entry Description

Senegal is just one of several African countries experiencing acquisitions of land that lead to human rights violations and poverty. European companies buy land for growing crops needed for the production of biofuel for the European market. They buy the land with great promises to land owners and villagers, but later fail to deliver on those promises, leaving many without their land, food or a job. The issue in Senegal is young, but as dangerous as anywhere else.