Part 2 - African Food Crises and the Unraveling of the Global Food System - Extractive Agribusiness

Part 2 - African Food Crises and the Unraveling of the Global Food System - Extractive Agribusiness

The structures of extractive petro-dependent agriculture introduced to Africa by colonialism remain alive in the logic of agribusiness.

  • Posted on: 12 August 2021
  • By: CCRA

(EV&N # 401) This is video was created on 12 August 2021 and is scheduled for broadcast on CCTV Channel 9 on Sunday, 15 August 2021 at 4:30pm.

This program is part of an ongoing series -- "EcoViews & News" (EV&N # 401) -- past editions of which can be accessed by clicking here. Further background information is available at Part 2 - African Food Crises and the Unraveling of the Global Food System - Extractive Agribusiness .

A YouTube version is available at: Part 2 - African Food Crises and the Unraveling of the Global Food System - Extractive Agribusiness .

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The unfolding tragedies of famine, warfare and migrant refugees in Tigray in recent months are dramatic. There are many reasons that contribute to the repeated syndromes reflected in these tragedies, but over the long-run and on a large scale these food crises underscore the historical failure of colonial extractive agriculture and the exploitative nature of current petro-dependent models or "modern" agriculture, largely promoted by billionaire agribusiness firms whose origin and focus upon profit is directed from outside the African continent.

Part 1 - African Food Crises and the Unraveling of the Global Food System - The Tigray Catastrophe

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