Land and People: Agro-colonialism or much needed development

Investment firms possibly prompted by the 2007 – 8 global food crisis and rich countries lacking in sufficient supplies of some staple food crops have been moving into Africa and either land leasing or buying up vast swathes of land to produce arable crops.

But is this a much needed development or a form of agro- colonialism?

Here’s a report from Mary Fitzgerald of the Irish Times.

You might also like to check out ‘Is there such a thing as Agro-imperialism? by Andrew Rice of the New York Times.

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