PhD candidate in Agricultural Economics, University of Pretoria
Wegayehu Fitawek is a PhD candidate in Agricultural Economics at University of Pretoria, South Africa. She has co-authored on one working papers for USAID's Feed the Future Food Security Policy Innovation Lab and worked as a research assistant in University of Pretoria. She got a PhD scholarship from Land Matrix and working as data editor for Africa on Land Matrix website. She has a Master degree in Agricultural Economics from University of Pretoria. Her research focus is on the impact of large-scale agricultural investments on household food security in Africa.
Sep 02, 2020 13:19 pm UTC| Economy
Large-scale land acquisitions have been increasing in developing countries following the 2007/8 high food price crisis. Countries with limited agricultural potential, like Gulf states, have been driving foreign...