Land Grabs in #Africa: Farmers and local communities in north-eastern Nigeria are losing their livelihoods

NOTE: Boko Haram are in the North Eastern part of Nigeria! Sounds similar to Monsanto and Ukraine.

The Dominion Farms project forms part of the US- and UK-backed  in Africa and the Nigerian government’s Agricultural Transformation Agenda, both of which pay lip service to food security and farmers’ livelihoods but which in practice seem to have the opposite effect.

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Global alliance deal evicts Nigerian farmers

This is Africa, investigative top story

http://thisisafrica.me/nigerian-farmers-evicted-global-alliance/

January 28, 2015 — Farmers and local communities in north-eastern Nigeria are losing their livelihoods, as American prisons tycoon turns their land into a profit-making venture under the guise of US and UK aid

Farmers in the Taraba area affected by Dominion Farms' takeover of the lands they've worked for generations

Farmers in the Taraba area affected by Dominion Farms’ takeover of the lands they’ve worked for generations

Small-scale farmers are being forced to leave the lands their families have farmed for generations so that an American corporation can set up a huge agribusiness plantation in north-eastern Nigeria, supported by the Nigerian, American and British governments.

Dominion Farms is run by evangelical Christian Calvin Burgess from Oklahoma in the United States. In the US his business Dominion Properties develops and leases properties to government bodies from the Drugs Enforcement Agency to US Border Patrol, and has also developed more high-security prison facilities than any other privately…

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