Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/122246
Authors: 
Gibbon, Peter
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
DIIS Working Paper 2011:20
Abstract: 
The paper's background is a revival of the historically dominant narrative on the large-scale and plantation farming (LSF and PF) in Africa, in reaction to the contemporary phenomenon of 'land grabbing'. The historical antecedents of this narrative are examined and its central contentions - that features including low productivity and limited employment generation normally, if not intrinsically characterize LSF and PF - are problematized. This is undertaken on the basis of comprehensive reviews of the historical and contemporary literatures on African LSF and PF farming and labour control systems.
ISBN: 
978-87-7605-465-6
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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