Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781780323718 Published August 2013 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781780323725 Published August 2013 For sale in North and South America only

Agricultural Development and Food Security in Africa

The Impact of Chinese, Indian and Brazilian Investments

Edited by Fantu Cheru and Renu Modi

Agricultural Development and Food Security in Africa

Edited by Fantu Cheru and Renu Modi

Distributed for Zed Books

280 pages | 6.125 x 9.1875
Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781780323718 Published August 2013 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781780323725 Published August 2013 For sale in North and South America only
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 - especially 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, 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.
Contents
Preface

Introduction: peasants, the state and foreign direct investment in African agriculture - Fantu Cheru and Renu Modi

Part I: Overview
1. Catalysing an agricultural revolution in Africa: what role for foreign direct investment? - Fantu Cheru, Renu Modi and Sanusha Naidu
2. Agrarian transformation in Africa and its decolonisation - Sam Moyo

Part II: India
3. India and Africa: new trends in sustainable agricultural development - Gurjit Singh
4. India's strategy for African agriculture: assessing the technology, knowledge and finance platforms - Renu Modi
5. Up for grabs: the case of large Indian investments in Ethiopian agriculture - Dessalegn Rahmato
6. Indian agricultural companies, 'land grabbing' in Africa and activists' responses - Rick Rowden

Part III: Brazil
7. Brazil's cooperation in African agricultural development and food security - Thomas Cooper Patriota and Francesco Maria Pierri
8. Brazil, biofuels and food security in Mozambique - Kai Thaler
9. South-South cooperation in agriculture: the India, Brazil and South Africa Dialogue Forum - Alexandra Arkhangelskaya and Albert Khamatshin

Part IV: China
10. China's food security challenge: what role for Africa? - Simon Freemantle and Jeremy Stevens
11. China's agricultural and rural development: lessons for African countries - Xiuli Xu and Xiaoyun Li
12. Conclusions and the way forward - Fantu Cheru and Renu Modi
Review Quotes
Journal of Retracing Africa
“The collection of work provided by editors Fantu Cheru and Renu Modi is a needed and welcome addition to the growing research in this field. . . . Ultimately, this book advances the understanding of the subject of FDI investments in Africa by emerging countries. It is particularly helpful as it pulls together diverse accounts from Brazil, India, and China, and provides consideration of each of the emerging countries development trajectories and what it may mean for Africa. Finally, it offers a foundation upon which future work and evidence can build to help explain and understand the role of emerging countries in FDI.”
 
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