Helena Shilomboleni is a PhD Candidate in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability (SERS), University of Waterloo, Canada. Her primary area of research examines how the divergent agrarian models of the African Green Revolution and Africa’s Food Sovereignty movements shape our understanding of food security and agricultural sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her research interest in Africa’s food systems sustainability is informed by her background growing up in rural Namibia.  Helena currently lives in Kitchener, Ontario.

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Although Mozambique has a fairly strong national legislation that protects the land-use rights of rural populations, the law is used poorly—privileging leases to agro-investors at the expense of small-holder farmers. This discrepancy has been growing over the last 10 years as authorities welcome private investors to the agriculture sector in …

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