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Struggle for the Survival of Dakar’s Last Remaining Green Lung

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Asssociation Des Maraichers de la Patte d’Oie, 2018

Summary :

The struggle against the appropriation of land and forced evictions in the last remaining ‘green lung’ of the Senegalese capital Dakar has been led by the association of market gardeners in the Patte d’Oie district. The initiative aims to prevent 399 new homes being built in the area, and the associated pollution, ecological destruction and loss of agricultural land and unemployment for thousands of people, especially youth and women.