Open Seminar: Can ‘Land Rush’ Lead to Skills Transfer in Africa: Rethinking Capacity Building in African Agriculture

17/04/2012 - 12:30pm

Research on Poverty Alleviation is pleased invite you to discussion seminar to be held at REPOA premises on Tuesday 17th April 2012. Chibuike U Uche from the  University of Nigeria, Department of Banking and Finance will be making a presentation on a draft paper titled Can ‘Land Rush’ Lead to Skills Transfer in Africa: Rethinking Capacity Building in African Agriculture authored by Uche himself together with Justitia O Nnabuko of Department of Marketing University of Nigeria

The presentation will touch the issue of an increasing interests in African land and agriculture by foreign farmers from all over the world. All across the continent, governments are now selling what are arguably the only factor of production that is under their control and the very basis of their nationhood: land under various guises.

The remainder of this paper is divided into four parts. Part One explores the dynamics of food security in Africa while Part Two critiques the Shonga Farms experience in Nigeria. Part Three attempts to draw lessons from the above experience for local and foreign interests in African agriculture while Part Four concludes the paper. 

The meeting will start at 12.30pm and is expected to end at 2.00pm. Would you require any additional information related to the session kindly don’t hesitate to contact Ms Khadijah Omari through khadijah@repoa.or.tz or at telephone number 2700083. 

Marejeo ya Mkukuta

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