The politics of agrofuels and mega-land and water deals: Insights from the ProCana case, Mozambique

Saturnino M. Borras, David Fig, Sofía Monsalve Suárez

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Abstract

This paper examines the politics of large-scale commercial biofuels production and mega-land-water deals, with special reference to the dynamics of changes in land/water use and property rights and how these impact on the lives and livelihoods of the socio-economically marginalised rural sectors in the countryside. The main argument is that the assumption about existing, available marginal lands is fundamentally flawed. It is demonstrated by examining the ProCana sugar cane ethanol plantation in Gaza province in Mozambique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-234
Number of pages20
JournalReview of African Political Economy
Volume38
Issue number128
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

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Funding Information:
This journal paper of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, Ames, Iowa, Project No. 6587, was supported by the Hatch Act and State of Iowa funds, and was partially funded by award No. 2002-35205-1156 of the National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program of the USDA.

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