Agribusiness in Africa

Barbara Dinham, Colin Hines
This book provides, for the first time, a detailed analysis of the role of big business in Africa's agriculture. It exposes the past and present activities of foreign companies in the diversion of much of Africa's food potential to the cash crop demands of Europe. Most aspects of company activity are illustrated with examples and there is a detailed description of trade and investment in coffee, sugar, and the newer luxury crops such as flowers and vegetables. The attitudes of the governments of Tanzania and Kenya towards agribusiness investment are contrasted and the book ends with a look at perhaps the most ominous of recent developments - Africa's increasing dependence on transnational supplied, large scale food production schemes.

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