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Bread and stones: Co-investing in mining and agriculture in Africa

McHenry, M.P. and Persley, G.J. (2015) Bread and stones: Co-investing in mining and agriculture in Africa. The Crawford Fund/Murdoch University

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There is a resurgence of interest about Africa’s 1 billion people as an emerging market, and the continent's agroecological land, water, labour, energy, and mineral resources. African countries are dynamic growing markets. For example, mobile phone ownership has grown from practically zero to around 50% in only a decade on a purely commercial basis. These improvements in connectivity in Africa are reaching remote towns and rural areas and are transforming lives, and there are similar opportunities for transformation of agriculture as a driver of economic development.

Publication Type: Report
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering and Information Technology
Series Name: Research Studies. The Crawford Fund
Publisher: The Crawford Fund/Murdoch University
Copyright: © 2015 The Crawford Fund
Other Information: This paper was commissioned jointly by The Crawford Fund and the Australian Government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's (DFAT’s) Australian Development Research Awards Scheme (ADRAS), agreement number ADRAS201201000.
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