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Small farms have been the lifeblood of Senegal but are increasingly being squeezed out.  Photo: Belgian Development agency

In Senegal, a land rush is pushing local farmers to the side

Africans without formal title are losing their farms to international biofuel and cash crop companies

Reading Time: 2 minutes From Farm Radio Weekly, published by Farm Radio International, a Canadian organization that works with farm broadcasters in sub-Saharan Africa Doudou Sow is furious. For the last 10 years, small-scale farmers in his area have been steadily losing their land to an influx of private investors. The Senegalese farmer says that outsiders have been purchasing […] Read more