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publié dans Ressources le 3 juin 2014

The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition will benefit corporations and endanger Africa’s small farmers


InvestissementNouvelle Alliance

On the eve of the G7 meeting in Brussels and two months before President Obama welcomes African leaders to a summit aimed at boosting trade and investment relations, a new report by Terra Nuova and the Transnational Institute unmasks the corporate push to conquer a continent that the World Bank has termed “the last frontier in global food and agriculture markets”.

The new report, launched today, reveals the many ways in which global corporations are influencing development programmes for Africa. Their involvement and financial power has shaped “the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition” a new “co-operation framework” opening the door for investment that enriches private corporations and endangers small-scale farmers across Africa under the banner of “development”. However, African farmer and international civil society organisations are resisting at all levels, including globally in the Committee on World Food Security.

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