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Weltsozialforum in Dakar: Land and Sea grabbing in West Africa: Feed the people or export for profit?

world social forum 2011

Land and Sea grabbing in West Africa: Feed the people or export for profit?

On the occasion of the World Social Forum 2011, Dakar – Conference
Centre Lebret

9h00 – 17h30

Avenue Cheikh Anta DIOP en face de l’Université Dakar


9.00 Opening
9.30 – 12.30 Agricultural policy in West Africa: export or feed the people?
Chair and introduction:Ska Keller, Member of the European Parliament, Green, andAmadou Kanouté, Director CICODEV

–   Large scale land acquisition  : the case of SenegalIbra Mar FAYE, Chargé de recherche à  Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale (IPAR)

–  Impacts of land grabbing on food security and consumption in rural areas,Amadou Kanouté, Director  CICODEV

–  Testimony of  three representatives of  farmers‘ associations

–  Debate

–  Assessment by M. Moussa Ndiaye, President of the Federation of  Farmers‘ Associations in the Louga region (FAPAL)

–  Conclusion of the panel: the way forward at African and international level?

12.30 – 13.30 Press conference

– Africa: Tax evasion and financial outflow – Eva Joly, Chair of  the Development Committee, European Parliament, Green

– Policy coherence at the national level and in international relations: trade, agriculture, fish, energy, climate change –  Ska Keller, Member of European Parliament, Green

13.30 – 14.30 Lunch


14.30 – 16. 30 Sea grab

Chair and introduction:Isabella Lövin, Member of the European Parliament, Green

– Joint ventures in the fisheries sector in Senegaland Mauritania: recent developments,Mamadou Lamine Niasse,  Member of   ICSF (International Collective in Support of Fish workers)

Consequences of Foreign Direct   Investment in the African fisheries sector and its impact on local fish workers communities,N.N. African Confederation of Artisanal Fishing Organisations – CAOPA

–   Which policy in Africa towards FDI for sustainable fisheries  ? Kouraïchi Thiam, Miniser for Maritime Economy, Fisheries and Maritime Transport of the republic of Senegal (tbc); Simplice Nouala, Chief Animal Production Officer at AU-IBAR, in charge of Fisheries (YBC) (tbc)

–   Debate

–  Conclusion  of the  panel

17.00 Presentation of the conference conclusions, Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament, Green, and Amadou Kanouté, Director CICODEV
17.30 End of the conference

For all information and registration:
Green/Efa Group, European Parliament
PHS, Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Brussels, Belgium

CICODEV Africa – Consumer Citizenship and Development in Africa
BP 29 198 Dakar Yoff, Sénégal
Tel+221 33 825 49 14 ; Mob : +221 77 529 66 62

Translation: English, French and Wolof

Greens/EFA Members:

Jean Paul Besset
Hélène Flautre
Sven Giegold
Eva Joly
Oriol Junqueras
Ska Keller
Isabella Lövin

and Karima Delli and Jean Lambert as part of an official EMPL delegation.

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