Whose Alliance – summary – CIDSE

    Whose Alliance – summary

    A summary of our upcoming publication: Whose Alliance? The G8 and the Emergence of a Global Corporate Regime for Agriculture

    This synopsis is meant to provide some insights into the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa, its risks and potential hazards. We believe this initiative exemplifies current trends in government and donor thinking which designates to the private sector an increasingly significant role both as investors but also as policy stakeholders. Given the profit orientation of the corporate interests behind the New Alliance, we fear the initiative gives away too much control over Africa’s agricultural policies and resources. The risk is that policies will be designed to create market access for multinationals and to ‘develop’ the agricultural sector without actually providing gains in food security and poverty alleviation.

    Contact: Gisele Henriques




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