The “New Scramble” for Africa

, 10 February 2011 , by Thandi Winston
photo credits: Amalthya/Flickr

"Some are calling it the second scramble for Africa – the growing appetite of external interests in securing huge tracts of land in Africa, displacing the small-scale farmers who form the backbone of the continent’s own food security.The issue has been one of the main talking points at this year’s World Social Forum. And whilst there are no immediate answers, activists are warning about its effects on African people’s livelihoods and food security" Read the full article with the relevant links here: http://www.ips.org/TV/wsf/the-“new-scramble”-for-africa/

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