The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. A coup for corporate capital?

Abstract This report explores the ways in which global corporations are influencing development agendas in Africa, and the faulty rhetoric that underpins their vision of development. Small farmers produce 80% of the food consumed in Africa today, and farmers’ own investments make up 90% of all investment in agriculture globally.
Yet, when it comes to the design of large-scale aid and development programs, corporate capital is increasingly in the driver’s seat, shaping policies that support international investors while endangering and impoverishing small-scale farmers.
Contributor Terra Nuova, TNI
Year Published 2014
Link http://www.tni.org/sites/www.tni.org/files/download/the_new_alliance.pdf

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Reclaiming Agricultural Investment

Abstract Towards Public-Peasant Investment Synergies

This report argues that there is a need to ‘reboot’ the debate on agricultural investment, away from the narrow corporate centric perspective, towards maximising synergies between public investments and the investments made by small- scale food producers.

Contributor TNI
Year Published 2014
Link http://tinyurl.com/pby95o7

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Policy Shift. Investing in Agricultural Aletrnatives

Abstract Policy Shift identifies ten key policy changes that are required to support just alternative agriculture investments. The approach integrates human rights into the core of decision-making and is informed by practical, on-the-ground examples of positive agricultural investments that benefit both small-scale farmers and communities.
Contributor TNI
Year Published 2014
Link http://www.tni.org/sites/www.tni.org/files/download/policy_shift.pdf

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