Agriculture

Land

News

IFI role in Southern Africa famine condemned

A new study from Oxfam questions why, after years of World Bank and IMF-designed agricultural sector reforms, Malawi, Zambia, and Mozambique face chronic food insecurity.

17 September 2002

Land

News

Bank announces biotech food review

The World Bank’s announcement of a review of genetically-modified crops in Johannesburg met with mixed response - from pledges not to participate to a cautious welcome.

17 September 2002

IFI governance

News

IMF boss grilled by British MPs

On 4 July, IMF chief Horst K

24 July 2002

Land

News

What was IMF role in Malawi famine?

The worst famine in fifty years has resulted in several thousand deaths in Malawi in early 2002.

24 July 2002

Rights

News

Malawi Economic Justice Network Civil Society Briefing Issue 16

Malawi Economic Justice Network Civil Society Briefing Issue 16

25 June 2002

Land

News

Little public consultation on Rural Development Strategy

After an urgent sign-on campaign, Pesticide Action Network has managed to convince the Bank to extend the consultation period on the draft Rural Development Strategy until 9 July. Concerns include policies which are said to support market-assisted land reform, reinforce water privatization schemes, booster biotechnology and endanger progress made on reducing reliance on pesticides.

8 May 2002

Land

News

Bank fingered in Malawi famine

According to Action Aid, famine in Malawi has been compounded by World Bank-guided food policies.

8 May 2002

Land

News

Brown’s “New Deal” suggests enhanced Bank, Fund roles

Gordon Brown’s recent speeches on a “New Deal” for the global economy have been generally welcomed, especially for their suggestions that aid budgets should be increased.

5 February 2002

Land

News

Some progress on Mozambique cashew, sugar liberalisation

Mozambique has won more flexibility in its five-year battle with the World Bank and IMF to restrict the export of unprocessed cashew nuts.

5 April 2001

Land

News

IFC prawn farm loan sparks conflict

In February, Honduran fishermen in the Gulf of Fonseca protested against the expansion of a prawn farm which has been supported by the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC).

5 April 2001