Article from ROAPE Volume 1 Number 1
Development or Exploitation: Is Sahel Famine Good Business?

Development or Exploitation: Is the Sahel Famine Good Business?
Vol.1 No.1 (Spring 1974), pp27-33
If the drought can be seen as an act of nature, the same cannot be said for the famine, which is largely the result of a policy of agricultural exploitation carried out for the benefit of the great powers in the Sahel. This famine crudely reveals that what is called development or aid is nothing other than a policy of exploitation Furthermore, this famine offers the opportunity for a radical transformation of the traditional modes of agricultural production, promoting the establishment of a highly productive system of capitalist agriculture that is not only oriented towards the satisfaction of industrial needs, but also capable of supplying food to capitalist countries.