Carving up a continent. How the UK government is facilitating the corporate takeover of African food systems

April 2014
World Development

Includes good for corporations, bad for producers; the push for corporate food systems in Africa; the UK’s role; towards food sovereignty; recommendations for the UK government. Concludes that the expansion of corporate control over African food and agriculture, under the guise of tackling hunger, is taking power and resources away from African producers and will further impoverish the continent’s people. The UK and other governments must end their support for initiatives which assist this corporate takeover. Instead, they must support small-scale African producers in strengthening sustainable and productive food systems which prioritise food for local populations.