Corporate Capture of African Agriculture

The future of Africa's food and agriculture is under threat as powerful multinational corporations take over the sector with support from wide-ranging actors including African governments and initiatives such as the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). State policies that support narrow agricultural growth strategies based on Green Revolution input subsidies for artificial fertilisers, hybrid seeds and pesticides are benefitting the multinational corporations that supply these inputs. They disadvantage farmers and destroy the environment. The corporate capture of food and agricultural systems must be challenged to turn the tide.