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Who Owns the Land? Cameroon's Large-Scale Land-Grabs
As part of a trend that is accelerating across Africa, thousands of Cameroonians have been displaced from their homelands to make way for large-scale agribusiness projects.
Land, Labour, and South Africa’s Tumultuous Agrarian Landscape
Land reform is crucial, but it will not be a panacea for all South Africa's agricultural ills. Righting today’s wrongs will require more than just fixing yesterday’s.
Seychelles: Producing Fresh Ideas for Food Security
The Seychelles' attempts to link up its farming sectors with tourism could provide a useful model for small-island states across the world.
Cameroon Clamps Down on Roadside Cocoa Driers
The government is taking a multi-pronged approach to tackling the unhealthy practice of drying cocoa beans on roadsides.
South Sudan’s Oil-for-Food Gambit
Part of South Sudan's plan for growth involves joining the EAC. But could a resulting influx of skilled labour and cheap goods do more harm than good?
Rural Women: Hidden Changes at the Heart of Agricultural Egypt
While Egypt's uprising may not have given rural women a louder voice in the political arena, gradual change may be occurring at the grassroots.
Washed Away: Malawi's Food Security Hit By Natural Disasters
Following erratic rain and drought conditions, and then flooding, Malawi's agricultural successes have been imperilled by the elements.
Kenya: Tobacco’s Immigrant Child Labour
The Kenyan government has tried to curtail tobacco production, but its policies have indirectly led remaining tobacco farms to increasingly draw on immigrant child labour.
Guilty Pleasure: Slavery and Child Labour in the Production of Chocolate
Hundreds of thousands of children work on cocoa farms to produce chocolate consumed around the world.
Review – The Landgrabbers: The New Fight Over Who Owns the Earth
In his recent book, Fred Pearce examines the dynamics behind large-scale land acquisitions and their social, environmental and developmental effects.
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