No 142 - August 2009

Land transfer

About 20 million ha of land have been transferred to investors in recent months, most of it in Africa. Given the scale of the phenomenon, many people are Read More


Fighting back

Stricken by disease, especially AIDS, rural communities are fighting back

HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB have a massive impact on rural populations, causing labour shortages Read More

• Land tenure

• Report from South Africa


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Regulating supplies of green gold

Quality and labels combat see-sawing prices

The past decade has been traumatic for vanilla planters. A dramatic hike in world prices followed by a spectacular downward spiral has left many feeling Read More