​China and Brazil in African Agriculture: Land, Inputs and Agribusiness in Ghana

Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies

The Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) was founded in 1995 as a specialist unit in the School of Government, Economic and Management Sciences Faculty at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), Cape Town. Since then, PLAAS has developed a proven track record of undertaking high-quality research on land and agrarian reform, poverty, and natural resource management in South Africa and the southern African region.
 
This article examines the extent, framing and structure of Chinese and Brazilian investments in Ghana. It outlines the changing political economy of the agrarian sector, in the context of market liberalisation and the rise of agri-business. The article examines the specificities of Chinese agricultural investments in Ghana in relation to wider investments and Chinese interests in the country. It also examines Brazilian investments within the Ghanaian agricultural sector in relation to the expansion of Brazilian agri-business and its integration into the global economy. Finally, it discusses the impact of these developments on Ghanaian agriculture and society.
 
Presenter: Prof Kojo Amanor, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana
 
Date: 10 May 2016
 
Time: 13h00 – 14h00
 
For more information, refer to www.plaas.org.za/event/seminar-china-and-brazil-african-agriculture-land-inputs-and-agribusiness-ghana
 
For more about the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, refer to www.plaas.org.za.

Event Start Date: 
Tuesday, 10 May, 2016
Event End Date: 
Tuesday, 10 May, 2016
Event Venue: 
PLAAS Boardroom, Bellville University of the Western Cape
Event Type: 
Seminar

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