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|Land grab and the viability of foreign investments in Sub-Saharan Africa: the Nigerian experience
|Nnabuko, Justitia O.
Uche, Chibuike U.
|Environment, agriculture and cross-border migrations / ed. by Emmanuel Yenshu Vubo
|This chapter presents a case study of what is arguably the biggest foreign involvement in Nigerian agriculture to date: the Shonga Farms experiment in Kwara State. In 2005, the expulsion of white famers from Zimbabwe provided a unique opportunity for the governor of Kwara State to bring in experienced farmers into the State, in order to develop and modernize the local agricultural sector. Kwara State guaranteed loans to thirteen Zimbabwean farmers and the project was centred around three clusters of farming activities: mixed farming, poultry farming and dairy farming. The authors critically examine this scheme to reduce the potential minefields for foreign investors in African agriculture and enhance the utility value of such investments for both the foreign investors and the concerned African countries. Bibliogr. [ASC Leiden abstract]