12 Feb '15, 1pm

Land and seed laws under attack as Africa is groomed for corporate recolonization

Land and seed laws under attack as Africa is groomed for corporate recolonization

This is not about safeguarding historic or cultural rights, but about creating market mechanisms ... 'security' is shorthand for the power of the market, private property and creditors. A battle is raging for control of resources in Africa - land, water, seeds, minerals, ores, forests, oil, renewable energy sources. Agriculture is one of the most important theatres of this battle. Governments, corporations, foundations and development agencies are pushing hard to commercialise and industrialise African farming. Many of the key players are well known. They include the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the G8, the African Union, the Bill Gates-funded 'Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa' (AGRA), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the International Fertiliser Development Cen...

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