Global Food Politics

The nineteenth century Scramble for Africa marked the pinnacle of European colonial ambitions on the Continent. In the period of just twenty years, the majority of Africa went from being independent to colonies of the European powers, primarily of France and Britain.

Today, many are calling the recent land rush the “Second Scramble for Africa.” Driven by increasing food prices and speculative investment in agricultural commodities, corporations, investment funds, and sovereignty wealth funds are gobbling up land across the Continent.

Land Grabs MapThe Land Matrix website provides a database of recent land deals. They note that, since 2000, there have been 924 land deals, transferring control of nearly 50 million hectares. East Africa has been the epicenter of the new trade, with 260 deals accounting for nearly 9 million hectares concluded in that region alone. Collectively, nearly five percent of Africa’s agricultural land has been bout or leased. An Oxfam…

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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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