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Africa: Brazil, China roles in African farming explained

China and Brazil's activities in African agriculture go beyond "simplistic narratives of South-South collaboration", which has implications for improving technology transfer, says a report.

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The article highlights a report by Prof Ian Scoones, whose work was funded by ESRC under the Rising Powers and Interdependent Futures programme.

 

Prof Scoones was a winner of the 2015 ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize for his work on land reform in Zimbabwe.

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Ebola: Difficult Questions for Development

Ebola: Difficult Questions for Development | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Ideological positions and poor understandings have created a set of assumptions about development that are fundamentally challenged by the Ebola experience. Can this terrible crisis provide a moment for reframing development? 

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Author, Ian Scoones is the director of the ESRC STEPS Centre

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