A set of seven new working papers looks at how Brazil and China are changing agricultural development in Africa.
The China and Brazil in African Agriculture (CBAA) project analyses new patterns of development co-operation in Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. It examines how Chinese and Brazilian understandings of agricultural development are translated in aid and investment projects.
The working papers look at the four countries in turn, and at the international, political and historical context of co-operation between countries in the global South.
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- South-South Cooperation in Context: Perspectives from Africa by Kojo Amanor
- Narratives of Brazil-Africa Cooperation for Agricultural Development: New Paradigms? by Lídia Cabral and Alex Shankland
- Narratives of China-Africa Cooperation for Agricultural Development: New Paradigms? by Lila Buckley
- Chinese and Brazilian Cooperation with African Agriculture: The Case of Ghana by Kojo Amanor
- Chinese and Brazilian Cooperation with African Agriculture: The Case of Mozambique by Sérgio Chichava, Jimena Duran, Lídia Cabral, Alex Shankland, Lila Buckley, Tang Lixia and Zhang Yue
- Chinese and Brazilian Cooperation with African Agriculture: The Case of Ethiopia by Dawit Alemu
- Chinese and Brazilian Cooperation with African Agriculture: The Case of Zimbabwe by Langton Mukwereza
These working papers are the first publications from the CBAA project. Other planned outputs are
- a geo-referenced database of agricultural co-operation projects in the four countries,
- in-depth case studies
- comparative analysis, and
- implications for the future of aid and investment policy in African agriculture.
The initial findings were discussed in a panel at the Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa conference on 19 March 2013.
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