Why the tragic collapse of rural economies

There are many instruments readily at hand for guaranteeing this failure.

In Summary
  • Billionaire commodity importers find that it is very much in their interests that small-scale farming should fail.
  • Indeed, there is big money in this country, dedicated to ensuring that small-scale farming continues to fail so that massive imports of various food commodities can be justified.

Over the past fortnight, a local newspaper has been running a rather depressing series of photo essays on ‘Ghost Towns’ of Kenya.

These are towns in rural Kenya that once thrived but have ...

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