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Biofuels, Land Grabbing and Food Security in Africa
Book/Monograph, Created By Havnevik, Kjell|Matondi, Prosper B.|Beyene, Atakilte and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet in English language
Energy crisis and climate change have generated global demands for alternative non-fossil fuel sources. This has led to a rapid increase of investments in production of liquid biofuels based on agricultural feed stocks such as sugar cane. Most African governments see biofuels as a potential for increasing agricultural productivity and export incomes and thus strengthening their national economies, improving energy balances and rural employment. At the same time climate change may be addressed through reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. There are, however, a number ...
Africa's World Trade: Informal Economies and Globalization from Below
Book/Monograph, Created By Lee, Margaret C. and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet in English language
Are Africa's world markets really contributing to development across the continent for individuals, nations and regions? This is the key question posed by Margaret Lee in this provocative book, in which she argues that all too often the voices of African traders are obscured amid a blizzard of statistical analysis. However, it is these very voices - from those operating on the ground as formal or informal traders - that must be listened to in order to form a true understanding of the impact trade regimes have on these individuals and...
Agricultural Development and Food Security in Africa: The Impact of Chinese, Indian and Brazilian Investments
Book/Monograph, Created By Cheru, Fantu|Modi, Renu and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet in English language
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 Africa...