Could current agricultural business methods spell disaster for African communities? This workshop will address small-scale food producers and large contract farming. It will critique the dominant development paradigm of “agricultural value chains” with practical examples from sugar out-growers and oil palm plantations in Africa and impact on local communities. We will reflect on how poverty is driving this trend and ways to engage in land grab prevention.
Doug Hertzler, Senior Policy Analyst, ActionAid
Jacques Bahati, Policy Analyst, Africa Faith & Justice Network