Agricultural development and food security in Africa : the impact of Chinese, Indian and Brazilian Investments / edited by Fantu Cheru and Renu Modi

By: Cheru, Fantu [editor]
Contributor(s): Modi, Renu [editor]
Material type: TextTextSeries: Africa now (Zed Books): Publisher: London : Zed Books, [2013]Description: xiii, 263 pages illustrations ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781780323725 (hbk.); 1780323727 (hbk.); 1780323719 (pbk.); 9781780323718 (pbk.)Subject(s): Agricultural development projects -- Africa | Food security -- Africa | Food supply -- Africa | Africa -- Foreign economic relations -- China | China -- Foreign economic relations -- Africa | Africa -- Foreign economic relations -- India | India -- Foreign economic relations -- Africa | Africa -- Foreign economic relations -- Brazil | Brazil -- Foreign economic relations -- AfricaLOC classification: HD2117 CHE
Contents:
Introduction: Peasants, the state and foreign direct investment in African agriculture / Fantu Cheru and Renu Modi -- Catalysing an agricultural revolution in Africa: what role for foreign direct investment? / Fantu Cheru, Renu Modi and Sanusha Naidu -- Agrarian transformation in Africa and its decolonisation / Sam Moyo -- India and Africa: new trends in sustainable agricultural development / Gurjit Singh -- India's strategy for African agriculture: assessing the technology, knowledge and finance platforms / Renu Modi -- Up for grabs: the case of large Indian investments in Ethiopian agriculture / Dessalegn Rahmato -- Indian agricultural companies, 'land grabbing' in Africa and activists' responses / Rick Rowden -- Brazil's cooperation in African agricultural development and food security / Thomas Cooper Patriota and Francesco Maria Pierri -- Brazil, biofuels and food security in Mozambique / Kai Thaler -- South-South cooperation in agriculture: the India, Brazil and South Africa dialogue forum / Alexandra Arkhangelskaya and Albert Khamatshin -- China's food security challenge: what role for Africa? / Simon Freemantle and Jeremy Stevens -- China's agricultural and rural development: lessons for African countries / Xiuli Xu and Xiaoyun Li -- Conclusions and the way forward / Fantu Cheru and Renu Modi
Summary: The subject of food security and land issues in Africa has become one of increased importance and contention over recent years. In particular, the focus has shifted to the role new donors from the global South are playing in shaping African agriculture. Approaching the topic through the framework of South-South cooperation, this highly original volume presents a critical analysis of the ways in which Chinese, Indian and Brazilian engagements in African agriculture are structured and implemented. Do these investments improve local living standards, transfer new technology and knowhow to African producers, and reverse the persistent productivity decline in African agriculture? Or will they simply aggravate the problem of food insecurity by accelerating the process of land alienation and displacement of local people? -- Back cover
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-252) and index

Introduction: Peasants, the state and foreign direct investment in African agriculture / Fantu Cheru and Renu Modi -- Catalysing an agricultural revolution in Africa: what role for foreign direct investment? / Fantu Cheru, Renu Modi and Sanusha Naidu -- Agrarian transformation in Africa and its decolonisation / Sam Moyo -- India and Africa: new trends in sustainable agricultural development / Gurjit Singh -- India's strategy for African agriculture: assessing the technology, knowledge and finance platforms / Renu Modi -- Up for grabs: the case of large Indian investments in Ethiopian agriculture / Dessalegn Rahmato -- Indian agricultural companies, 'land grabbing' in Africa and activists' responses / Rick Rowden -- Brazil's cooperation in African agricultural development and food security / Thomas Cooper Patriota and Francesco Maria Pierri -- Brazil, biofuels and food security in Mozambique / Kai Thaler -- South-South cooperation in agriculture: the India, Brazil and South Africa dialogue forum / Alexandra Arkhangelskaya and Albert Khamatshin -- China's food security challenge: what role for Africa? / Simon Freemantle and Jeremy Stevens -- China's agricultural and rural development: lessons for African countries / Xiuli Xu and Xiaoyun Li -- Conclusions and the way forward / Fantu Cheru and Renu Modi

The subject of food security and land issues in Africa has become one of increased importance and contention over recent years. In particular, the focus has shifted to the role new donors from the global South are playing in shaping African agriculture. Approaching the topic through the framework of South-South cooperation, this highly original volume presents a critical analysis of the ways in which Chinese, Indian and Brazilian engagements in African agriculture are structured and implemented. Do these investments improve local living standards, transfer new technology and knowhow to African producers, and reverse the persistent productivity decline in African agriculture? Or will they simply aggravate the problem of food insecurity by accelerating the process of land alienation and displacement of local people? -- Back cover

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