The collective for the defence of Dodel’s lands is still claiming annulation of the concession to Afri Partners Senegal , officially notified by President Macky Sall in November 2017. A 40-year renewable lease was given to that subsidiary company of the Moroccan Group Addoha to cultivate 10.000 hectares of land for intensive rice cultivation on 24th March 2017 by the Municipality Council of Dodel. The population - composed by farmers, fishermen, and pastoralists – is protesting and organizing to protect their lands and accuse the company of land grabbing, and the Municipality Council of selling off their lands for only 200.000 CFA per hectare (around 300€). The company is owned by the billionaire Moroccan businessman Anas Sefrioui. The affected area is located between Dodel and Dodette, and affects 23 villages in total. The local population fears the negative consequences of the project, that is the pauperisation, food insecurity and consequent exodus, due to the eviction of local farmers from their lands, planned killing of livestock, the profanation of various cemeteries . They are also worried by negative conflict outcomes like it happened in another socio-environmental conflict (Senhuile) in the same region, where some protesters were killed. Senegalese government is supporting foreign investments on land through different programs. First, the "Inclusive and sustainable agro-business development project"(PDIDAS) was launched by the government in June 2014 with a loan of 80$ millions from the World Bank . It favors the acquisition of large amounts of land for its exploitation and development by foreign agro-businesses. Additionally, the “National Program of Self-sufficiency in Rice production” (PNAR) encourages large investments by multinationals to increase rice production for national consumption. Since 95% of lands is part of the national domain of Senegal, land disputes are common in the country and it is easy for foreign companies to get access to the territory if their project is considered of public utility. In the case of Afri Partners Senegal, the Municipality Council signed the lease without the consultation of the population affected. Since consultations are compulsory by the law on national domain, local organisations appealed to the High Court on 28th August 2017 hoping to win the trial as it happened in similar situations  (e.g. against Senegindia). President Macky Sall supported at first the project by declaring the land of public utility in August 2017, but officially notified the cancellation of the concession three months after due to the lack of its implementation. However, such a declaration has not been implemented yet.