Foreign investment in agriculture has doubled in Ethiopia, but there's a downside. Poor farmers have been driven out by government-sponsored plans to encourage big agribusiness, and now food shortages are once again a problem for the African nation.
African governments selling land to foreign investors has increased dramatically over the past decade. As the Africa Film Festival in Cologne showed, many filmmakers are now tackling the difficult subject in their work.
Tanzanian farmers are looking for opportunities to grow and sustain their business in complex environments. This requires not only improved inputs and technology but also new thinking, says Anaclet Rwegayura.
Ethiopia's economy is growing so rapidly it may soon replace Kenya as the largest economic power in the region. But a large number of people in the country still live in poverty and many challenges remain.
The European Union achieved record food exports in 2016, with the USA and China being its main markets. Food imports, however, slumped in the period, contributing significantly to the bloc's growing trade surplus.
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