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University of San Francisco (2013)

Land Grabs and Implications on Food Sovereignty and Social Justice in Senegal

LaFrancesca Joanna

Titre : Land Grabs and Implications on Food Sovereignty and Social Justice in Senegal

Auteur : LaFrancesca Joanna

Université de soutenance : University of San Francisco

Grade : Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS) 2013

Résumé
This thesis focuses on the case study of Senegal to examine the implications of large- scale land acquisitions on the livelihoods of small-scale farmers. I investigate the diverse perspectives of market enthusiasts, human rights organizations, peasants, the state, and international financial organizations on large-scale land acquisitions. Based on primary research, I argue that the state of Senegal plays an active role in permitting “land grabs” and that they pose a threat to food sovereignty among Senegalese host communities. Lastly, I argue there needs to be a broader understanding of long-term consequences and risks to insure social justice in areas affected by “land grabs” in Senegal.

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