Potato incident in Senegal

Two people died in the protests against biofuel potato plantations in Senegal. The company operates on the area of approx. 20 000 ha which is suggounded by local inhabitants.

Ongoing conflict? no
Conflict type Land use conflicts
Resources agricultural products
Issues 1 social, 2 economical, 3 ecological, 4 cultural
Keywords potato, contestation, bioethanol
References http://www.bioenergywiki.net/Senegal http://www.svd.se/nyheter/utrikes/brak-om-mark-for-biobransle_6588784.svd
Start date 2011
End date 2011
Reason(s) for conflict Italian investor planning to grow 20 000 hectares potato plantation in Senegal.
Intensity violent action
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests two locals are died in the conflict over biofuel plant
Barriers for dialogue mistreating and not taken into account the voice of locals by the company
Forums for dialogue more active position of the authority and NGOs in the conflict resolutions
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation objective and open process of company's and people interaction