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Foreign Rush for Agro-Fuel Land in Africa Leads to Displacement, Conflict

December 13, 2011
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Now that the climate change talks in Durban have concluded, many leaders and activists are returning to countries already facing the effects of a heating planet. In Africa the rush for agrofuels - once promised as a solution to climate change - is also contributing to instability. Foreign companies and speculators are securing vast amounts of land, contributing to food insecurity, armed conflict and loss of control of local resources. Those are the findings of an investigation by the Oakland Institute, a policy think tank based in California, we’re joined now by researcher and author Anuradha Mittal, also executive director. To read the full report: