Tanzanians say some biofuels land contracts being diverted

December 13, 2012 |

In Tanzania, AllAfrica is reporting that villagers are protesting to the national government over being excluded, in their view, from the signing of large land contracts for biofuels and other investments. The villagers noted that in at least one case, a large biofuel land contract was converted to wood production and export, with n o biofuels produced. Members of the the Journalists’ Environment Association of Tanzania  are reporting that “investment in biofuel left majority of villagers without land after local authorities signed contracts with investors by leasing land for many years…JET visited four villages and received complaints from villagers that they were forced by districts and regional leaders to lease a total of 160,000 hectares.”

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