The UN’s Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier de Schutter, examines the Obama Administration’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, a project aimed at boosting food production in the developing world. De Schutter notes that one example of the new initiative’s approach is to have Cargill launch a large-scale project on 40,000 acres of farmland in Mozambique — which may increase crop yields but also potentially displace many poor smallholder farmers.
“The very factors that make Africa a target for agricultural development aid also make it a promising land market for multinational investors. But opportunities should not be mistaken for solutions. Problems can arise when private companies take a central role in aid programmes.”
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