Hunger in the name of development? Rwandan farmers under stress
At this Africa Lunch Meeting, An Ansoms, Professor in development studies at the Université Catholique de Louvain, explored the seeming discrepancy between Rwanda’s high levels of child malnutrition and its claimed developmental success by casting a critical eye on the Rwandan development model, and particularly the Green Revolution’s beneficial effects. She set out the merits and shortcomings of the rural transformation process in post-genocide Rwanda and highlighted how the lack of space for discussion on systemic problems poses significant challenges to Rwanda’s economic, social and ecological future.
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