African Agriculture

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Africa's Farm Revolution - Who will Benefit?
Morlin-Yron, Sophie; Tickell, Oliver
Article
2014
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
Article
2016
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
Article
2015
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 ...
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The Crisis in African Agriculture
Gakou, Mohamed Lamine
Book
1989
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
Hopkins, A.G.
Book
1973
An examination of the economy of West Africa from the fifteenth to the twentieth century.
Land and seed laws under attack as Africa is groomed for corporate recolonization
Article
2015
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.)
Article
2016
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...
The tremendous success of agroecology in Africa
Todhunter, Colion
Article
2015
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
Article
2014
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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Indian agribusiness sets sights on land in east Africa
Vidal, John
2011
Indian investors plan to spend $2.5bn on acquiring vast tracts of cheap farming land in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda.

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The Fish-Eye Lens
Periodical profile published 1981
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1981
The January 1981 issue of Fish-Eye Lens includes an Information/Action Update on the deepening crisis in El Salvador.