Micro(soft) managing a ‘green revolution’ for Africa: The new donor culture and international agricultural development

Micro(soft) managing a ‘green revolution’ for Africa: The new donor culture and international... •The “culture of smartness” that characterizes the Gates Foundation distances and insulates its staff from the field.•Relying on strategic planning abstracts away from farmers’ sociocultural worlds and yields universal development solutions.•The BMGF treats farmers as passive objects of development rather than as complex social actors.•Through its norms, interactions, and demands, the BMGF shapes other development organizations’ priorities and practices. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png World Development Elsevier

Micro(soft) managing a ‘green revolution’ for Africa: The new donor culture and international agricultural development

World Development, Volume 112 – Dec 1, 2018

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0305-750X
eISSN
1873-5991
DOI
10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.08.003
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Abstract

•The “culture of smartness” that characterizes the Gates Foundation distances and insulates its staff from the field.•Relying on strategic planning abstracts away from farmers’ sociocultural worlds and yields universal development solutions.•The BMGF treats farmers as passive objects of development rather than as complex social actors.•Through its norms, interactions, and demands, the BMGF shapes other development organizations’ priorities and practices.

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World DevelopmentElsevier

Published: Dec 1, 2018

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