A green economy failure? Italian investors in Senegal between green grabbing and development promises

Author/s Maura Benegiamo
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/129 Language English
Pages 22 P. 30-51 File size 293 KB
DOI 10.3280/SUR2022-129002
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The article draws on land and green grabbing debate to critically interrogates the failure of ?eight ?Italian investment in agrofuel production in Senegal. It focuses on the characteristics of the ??Italian investors who ?were drawn to agro-energy ?production and of the incentives struc-tures that ??motivated them. Once ?on site, multiple management problems and conflicts with the ?local population ?arose. The ?article argues that this is not solely attributable to a lack of respon-sibility, bad ?governance ?and ethics of ?individual firms: the green economy and its speculative arrangements must be ?considered.�

Keywords: land grabbing, Senegal, Italy, agrofuels, energy transition, private investments

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Maura Benegiamo, A green economy failure? Italian investors in Senegal between green grabbing and development promises in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 129/2022, pp 30-51, DOI: 10.3280/SUR2022-129002