Written by Fredrick Nzwili
Food rights experts are cautioning Africa to be wary of what may amount to land grabbing by foreign companies who want to produce bio-fuel crops and food for their home markets.
The warning was sounded in Nairobi, where members of church groups gathered from 22-26 November, to discuss challenges of food security and justice in southern and central Africa.
A Kenyan theologian and ecologist is warning that foreign companies using land in Africa to grow food and bio-fuel crops are undermining food security for millions of poor people on the continent.
Jesse Mugambi, a professor of philosophy and religious studies from the University of Nairobi, cautioned that communities are losing food sovereignty, land ownership and biodiversity in deals where products end up in companies' home markets.