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Africa: Will Land Grab Help Africa?

Ken argues that the latest land grab in Africa might help the continent: “This latest land grab on the continent maybe the catalyst of an African green revolution. Most African governments gave up on non cash-crop agriculture in the 1970s. Some, like Nigeria, abandoned agriculture wholesale and quickly became a net exporter of agricultural goods. Bad policy (see Bates) and non-agricultural resources (mostly oil and metals) were to blame.”

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