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Agricultural Development and Food Security in Africa : The Impact of Chinese, Indian and Brazilian Investments

Medarbetare: Cheru, Fantu | Modi, Renu
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Zed Books
År: 2013
Ämnesord: Agricultural development, Food supply, Food security, Foreign investment, Direct investment, international economic relations, Agrarian reform, Pastoralists, South south relations, Africa, China, India, Brazil
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 Global South donors - in particular India, China and Brazil - are playing in shaping African agriculture through their increased involvement and investment in the continent. Approaching the topic through the framework of South-South co-operation (SSC), 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 have the potential to create new opportunities to 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 from their land? Topical and comprehensive, ‘Agricultural Development and Food Security in Africa’ offers fresh insight into a set of relationships that will shape both Africa and the world over the coming decades.

Africa’s Business and Development Relationship with China : Seeking Moral and Capital Values of the Last Economic Frontier

Upphovsperson: Marafa, Lawal Mohammed
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 2009
Ämnesord: Foreign investment, Direct investment, Transport infrastructure, Regional integration, South south relations, Foreign trade, Economic and social development, Sustainable development, China, Africa, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
This Discussion paper investigates the extent to which China’s own experience in regional infrastructural development as the center piece of its development strategy can be replicated in the African continent. The author argues that China’s extensive investment in Africa’s infrastructure—from dams to major trunk roads—is a positive development in light of the neglect of this important sector by Africa’s western development partners for many decades. The increasing penetration of China in the African market is spearheaded by the major Chinese state-owned construction, telecommunication, and energy exploration companies who have access to long-term financial support from the Chinese state. This is an opportune moment for African countries to address the backlog of infrastructure investmentthat has kept African development at the minimum.