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Will Africa feed China?

Author: Deborah Brautigam
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Is China building a new empire in rural Africa? Over the past decade, China's meteoric rise on the continent has raised a drumbeat of alarm. China has 9 percent of the world's arable land, 6 percent of its water, and over 20 percent of its people. Africa's savannahs and river basins host the planet's largest expanses of underutilized land and water. Few topics are as controversial and emotionally charged as the
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Brautigam
ISBN: 9780199396856 019939685X 0199396868 9780199396863 0199396876 9780199396870
OCLC Number: 893455525
Description: xv, 222 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
China and Mozambique : fiction and fact --
"Begging with a golden bowl" : food security and commercial farms --
Seeds of change : foreign agribusiness comes to China (and Chinese agribusiness goes to Africa) --
Going global in agriculture : incentives, institutions, and policies --
Feeding frenzy : "the dangerous allure of Google" --
Taking root in Africa : China State Farm Agribusiness Corporation --
Sweet and sour : Chinese sugar investments in Africa --
Unfinished business : risks and realities of China's African harvest --
Conclusion : lessons, rumors, and challenges.
Responsibility: Deborah Brautigam.


In this clear-eyed and incisive book, one of the world's leading authorities on China's relationship with Africa exposes the myths and realities of the so-called "Chinese land grab".  Read more...
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The book is a delight ... a compelling and much needed argument * Johanna Malm, E International Relations * interesting, thorough * David Pilling, Financial Times * [the book] presents well-informed Read more...

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