Globalization today faces challenges from both ends of the political spectrum. Anti-capitalists used to be its main critics, but the nationalist right has recently created its own brand of no-global. Both claim, with important differences, that economic globalization has hurt the poor.
Investing in the agricultural industry would seem like an obvious way of dealing with hunger and poverty in Africa. Unfortunately, that aid – with its attendant ecological disruptions and land grabs – may spell doom for the continent.