Fwd: [biofuelwatch] Land Deal Brief: Lives on Hold

Darren mail at vegburner.co.uk
Thu Jul 12 23:52:08 BST 2012

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Subject: 	[biofuelwatch] Land Deal Brief: Lives on Hold
Date: 	Thu, 12 Jul 2012 20:37:29 -0000
From: 	Almuth <almuth at ernsting.wanadoo.co.uk>
To: 	biofuelwatch at yahoogroups.com

    Land Deal Brief: Lives on Hold

    In June 2011, the Oakland Institute (OI) released details of the
    largest land deal in Tanzania
    <http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/land-deals-africa-tanzania>, which
    had been hidden away from public scrutiny prior to that and obscured
    from national debate and discussion. The deal involved Iowa-based
    Summit Group and the Global Agriculture Fund of the Pharos Financial
    Group working in partnership with AgriSol Energy LLC
    Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

    This Land Deal Brief focuses on the Katumba settlement and is based
    on fieldwork conducted in early 2012 with the support of local
    informants, who, due to safety concerns, have not been identified by
    name in the report. It provides the perspectives of people currently
    residing within the sites proposed for agricultural investment and
    also highlights specific issues related to relocation while
    examining the risks associated with a large-scale agricultural
    project in the sensitive Ugalla ecosystem.

    Read the press release
    the statement from the press call

    Download the report

    Watch Dan Rather's reports on AgriSol's land deal in Tanzania

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