G8 and Land Grabs in Africa

The G8 countries are implementing a New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in six African countries that will facilitate the transfer of control over African agriculture from peasants to foreign agribusiness.

Cooperation Frameworks agreed with Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique and Tanzania commit each government to implementing a set of policies within clearly defined deadlines.

But few of these policy commitments are found in the plans that these countries developed through national consultations. While the national plans are extensive documents covering a wide range of issues, the frameworks zero in on only a small number of measures almost exclusively aimed at increasing corporate investment in agricultural lands and input markets.

Read the new report from GRAIN here: http://www.grain.org/e/4663

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