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The Authoritarian face of the « Green Revolution » in Rwanda

Rwanda is the first nation to sign the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP). The CAADP is one of the many weapons deployed in Africa’s so-called Green Revolution, designed to produce better yields through investments in agriculture. Those investments, however, focus on technology (like genetically modified seeds and chemical fertilizers) and expansive monocrops — ignoring local knowledge, successful intercropping techniques and displacing peasant farmers. A recent article by our colleagues at GRAIN explores the incursion of agribusiness into Rwanda and offers a counter argument for food sovereignty.

The article « The authoritarian face of the “Green Revolution”: Rwanda capitulates to agribusiness » is available in English, French and Spanish.