No 161 - December 2012 - January 2013


Public-private partnerships, a fair deal?

During the past 10 years, multinational food corporations have taken a greater part in agricultural research within ACP countries, often partnering with public research institutes in need of funding. Does this mean that they dictate the law to them?

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Agricultural Growth Corridors

New routes to opportunity?

Agricultural growth corridors across Africa are gathering momentum as private investors, governments and donors seek to accelerate investment in African agriculture.

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• Mark Pearson's viewpoint

• Field report from Mozambique


Sithembile Ndema Mwamakamba

Engaging youth in agriculture

With a greater focus on value chains in recent years, there are now far more opportunities for young people to find rewarding careers in the food and farming sector.

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Hot pepper

A piquant passion

While the Caribbean can boast the hottest peppers in the world, exports have been hampered by variable quality and quantity.

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