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Madagascar: Here We Go Again with Land Grabbing, minus the Outrage

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar, Breaking News, Development, Economics & Business, Environment, Governance, International Relations

Tananews reports that the government of Madagascar leases out land for 50 or more years at prices as low as $15 per acre a year [1] (fr) to Indian farmers (via the IndiaTimes [2]). The blog wonders why such stories fail to stir up the same outrage at the national and international level as the other notorious land grab attempt by Daewoo [3] in 2008 that contributed to the demise of former president Ravalomanana.