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Lives on Hold

AgriSol’s Land Deal in Tanzania Creates an Uncertain Future for More than 160,000 People

A new report provides details from the ground as the investor faces the Iowa Ethics Commission

Oakland, CA – A new report by the Oakland Institute, Lives on Hold, exposes the consequences of Iowa-based AgriSol Energy LLC’s plans to lease more than 800,000 acres in Tanzania. The project initiated in 2007-2008 has moved forward without public debate or consent, and will evict more than 160,000 long-term residents of Katumba and Mishamo, who remain in the dark over compensation and relocation plans. The AgriSol land deal is a part of Kilimo Kwanza, or Agriculture First, the Tanzanian government’s scheme to promote agricultural development through public-private partnerships.

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Oakland Institute:
http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/land-deal-brief-lives-hold

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