(Ecofin Agency) - In an open letter sent to the president of Madagascar on August 17, the Tany group exposed its concerns about land grabbing by foreign investors in the country. For the civil society group, whose objective “is to support the development of Malagasy farmers and citizens and defend their lands and natural resources”, it is urgent to boost land tenure and establish a stricter framework for land related transactions.
Soldiers have been deployed to Amuru district on the contested 10,000 hectares of land which Acholi MPs do not want lease to the Madhani Group for sugarcane growing.
Date: November 2nd 2016
Source: The Navhind Times
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