Increased pressures on available land

Panel 2 of the briefing focused on the recent massive increase in global commercial interest in land and natural resources and on the unprecedented pressures this is creating on land resources and land tenure systems. Lorenzo Cotula from IIED stressed the surge of investment flows to sub-Saharan Africa notably in the agri-food sector, driven by … Continue reading Increased pressures on available land

Understanding China’s multiple roles in Africa

Jian-Ye Wang, of the African Department of the IMF, focused his intervention in the 6th Brussels Development Briefing on changing Africa-China economic relations and African development. Pointing out that China-Africa cooperation is not new and already goes back 30 years, Mr. Wang noted that the label "new" donor is misleading as China is not primarily … Continue reading Understanding China’s multiple roles in Africa