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Food system value chains

by in 2016

African food systems are undergoing profound changes. Natural resources are being commercialised, corporations have growing influence in the production, processing and retailing of food, and food value chains are becoming increasingly concentrated. 

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by Leif Petersen, Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation in 2017

Corporate retailers constitute an important element of the core of the South African food economy. Our submission argues that formal sector grocery retail is distorting food economies in ways which disadvantage other stakeholders of food value chains (Greenberg 2016). These effects are felt both...

by PLAAS, ADECRU (Acção Académica para o Desenvolvimento das Comunidades Rurais) in 2017

Following the remarkable growth of Mozambique’s poultry sector in recent years, the soya boom in the north of Mozambique is restructuring patterns of production and changing local diets in the northern districts of Gurúè and Alto Mòlocué in Zambézia province.

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by Wenjun Jiao, Anthony M. Fuller, Siyuan Xu, Qingwen Mina, Minfang Wu in 2016

This paper on rural restructuring in China, focuses on the ability of agricultural heritage systems to adapt to modernizing conditions in the rural economy. Since 2002, when FAO initiated the protection of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS), the value of agricultural...

by Yonit Percival in 2016

Law provides an important prism through which both the discursive surfaces and material expression of agro-extractivism may be examined. It is emblematic of systemic rationality, unmasking it with starkness rarely found elsewhere. As a discourse, law represents a body of language, concepts and...

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