What are the impacts of different types of large farming developments in Africa? On the blog, Rebecca Smalley explains the highlights from a literature review from our new project, Land and Commercialisation in Africa (LACA).
The project looks at contract farming, plantations and ‘commercial farming areas’ in Ghana, Kenya and Zambia. The evidence review challenges some assumptions about what these different models mean for rural communities.
- Blog: What can we learn from history about large-scale commercial farming developments? by Rebecca Smalley, 13 May 2013
Download the paper
- Smalley, R. (2013) Plantations, Contract Farming and Commercial Farming Areas in Africa: A Comparative Review, Future Agricultures Working Paper 55
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