Development or Exploitation: Is the Sahel Famine Good Business?

If the drought can be seen as an act of nature, the same cannot be said for the famine, which is largely the result of a policy of agricultural exploitstion carried out for the benefit of the great powers in the Sahel. This famine crudely reveals that what is called development or aid is nothing other than a policy of exploitation. Furthermore, this famine offers the opportunity for a radical transformation of the traditional modes of agricultural production, promoting the establishment of a highly productive system of capitalist agriculture that is not only oriented towards the statisfaction of industrial needs, but also capable of supplying food to capitalist countries. Note.

Title:Development or Exploitation: Is the Sahel Famine Good Business?
Author:Meillassoux, Claude
Year:1974
Periodical:Review of African Political Economy
Volume:1
Issue:1
Period:August-November
Pages:27-33
Language:English
Geographic term:Sahel
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03056247408703235
Abstract:If the drought can be seen as an act of nature, the same cannot be said for the famine, which is largely the result of a policy of agricultural exploitstion carried out for the benefit of the great powers in the Sahel. This famine crudely reveals that what is called development or aid is nothing other than a policy of exploitation. Furthermore, this famine offers the opportunity for a radical transformation of the traditional modes of agricultural production, promoting the establishment of a highly productive system of capitalist agriculture that is not only oriented towards the statisfaction of industrial needs, but also capable of supplying food to capitalist countries. Note.