G8 and tragedy of Africa




Author: Latha Jishnu

The white man’s burden never eases. Long after the sun set on colonial empires, the rich nations of the world who make the G8, the smallest and most powerful club of their group, are preparing for yet another onerous task. After redrawing regional boundaries, creating a host of new nations and bringing democracy to dark corners of the world in the last century in return for their treasury of natural resources, the new powers have launched a new crusade. This is to lift 50 million Africans out of poverty in the next decade, primarily by setting right their agriculture.

Virtuously called The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, this neo-colonial enterprise is apparently all about G8’s commitment “to expand Africa’s potential for rapid and sustainable agricultural growth”. Governments of these countries – the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy…

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I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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