Tanzania: ‘large-scale farming turns small farmers into mere labourers’

Tanzania: ‘large-scale farming turns small farmers into mere labourers’
Published: 18 Feb 2014
Posted in:      G8 | Tanzania  
  Guardian | 18 February 2014

Young coffee bushes planted in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. (Photo: Ulrich Doering/Alamy)

by Claire Provost and Erick Kabendera   Zitto Kabwe first heard about the G8 initiative to transform the future of farming and food production in his country when he opened a newspaper in 2012. The chairman of the Tanzanian parliament’s public accounts committee says he was critical of the scheme from the start.
“Something like this needs to go through parliament. The executive cannot just commit to these changes,” he said, poring over the list of projects and policy changes his government has agreed to as part of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, launched by Barack Obama two years ago….http://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23177-tanzania-large-scale-farming-turns-small-farmers-into-mere-labourers#sthash.MaW7S4Ga.dpuf

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