Posts Tagged ‘ dakar ’

Land Grab in the Niayes

Oct 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Stories

In only two generations, Pape Gueye has seen his family’s property shrink from some 150,000 acres to just 15 acres. His tireless work ethic, his status as a community leader, even the sustainable innovations he has introduced on his farm are no match for the insatiable appetite for cheap land now spreading across Senegal to […]

The last farmers of Dakar

Apr 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Reporter's Notebook, Top Story

Africa Reporting Project reporter Madeleine Bair was in Dakar, Senegal’s capital, for 17 days in March, exploring the ways that a swelling city’s concrete jungle is paving over traditional farmland. The discoveries took her from the city’s center, where a small patch of green is all that remains today of a fertile farming valley, to […]