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Africa's Farm Revolution - Who will Benefit?
Morlin-Yron, Sophie; Tickell, Oliver
A farming revolution is under way in Africa, pushed by giant corporations and the UK's aid budget. It will surely be good for the global economy, but will Africa's small farmers see the benefit?
Agroecology Case Studies
The thirty-three case studies shed light on the tremendous success of agroecological agriculture across the African continent. They demonstrate with facts and figures how an agricultural transformatio...
ARIPO Protocol is a tool for foreign takeover of Ghana's agriculture
Kweku, Edwin; Baffour, Andoh
Ghanaian citizens have so far prevented the passage of the Plant Breeders Bill, a UPOV-91-compliant law that would strip Ghanaian farmers of their rights to their own seeds. But there is worse coming ...
Connexions Library: Africa Focus
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Africa.
The Crisis in African Agriculture
Gakou, Mohamed Lamine
Why is Africa no longer able to feed itself? Lamine Gokou poses this question against a background of meticulous evidence charting the dimensions of the Continent's agricultural decline. He shows what...
An Economic History of West Africa
An examination of the economy of West Africa from the fifteenth to the twentieth century.
Land, Food, Freedom: Struggles for the Gendered Commons in Kenya
Land and seed laws under attack as Africa is groomed for corporate recolonization
Across Africa, laws are being rewritten to open farming up to an agribusiness invasion - displacing millions of small cultivators and replacing them with a new model of profit-oriented agriculture usi...
Mozambique's Movement to End Land Grabs
Lemos, Anabela; Adler, Simone (eds.)
To corporations, the forest is only business. To communities, the forest is everything: trees, medicine, culture, spirituality. Land-grabbing and the removal of communities from forests and land break...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 21, 2018: What are we eating?
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
What are we eating? A simple question which opens up a labyrinth of devilishly complex issues about production and distribution, access to land, control of water, prices, health and safety, migrant la...
The tremendous success of agroecology in Africa
A quiet revolution has been working its way across Africa. Agroecological farming, constantly adapting to local needs, customs, soils and climates, has been improving nutrition, reducing poverty, comb...
Twiga Farm: The story of a Kenyan land grab
Rinsum van, Leila
On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, the residents of Twiga Farm marched through the streets of Nairobi to hand in a petition to the National Assembly. Their demand was an investigation in the unlawful evi...
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African Development Bank
The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group's mission is to help reduce poverty, improve living conditions for Africans and mobilize resources for the continent's economic and social development. With this objective in mind, the ins...
Indian agribusiness sets sights on land in east Africa
Indian investors plan to spend $2.5bn on acquiring vast tracts of cheap farming land in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda.
From the Connexions Archives
The Fish-Eye Lens
Periodical profile published 1981
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The January 1981 issue of Fish-Eye Lens includes an Information/Action Update on the deepening crisis in El Salvador.