Agricultural Reform, Markets and Governance in Rwanda

Thursday, 12 October 2017 - 1:00 pm
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Marie-Josée Massicotte
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With Author, Chris Huggins

How can governments, international development agencies and other organizations strengthen the capacities of smallholder farmers in Africa, without exposing them to risks related to climate change, market volatility, and corporate control of agri-inputs? Agricultural Reform in Rwanda: authoritarianism, markets and zones of governance, published in October 2017 by Zed Books, looks at the Rwandan experience. The Rwandan government claims these reforms have been a resounding success, tripling crop yields and helping to combat hunger. However, as the author, Professor Chris Huggins of the School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa, will explain, the reality is more complex.

Free event, everyone is welcome. Bring your lunch.