Le Monde Diplomatique dates back to 1954. It began as a journal to keep diplomats up to date on world events. It is a monthly newspaper offering analysis and opinion on politics, culture, and current affairs. Based in Paris, under the umbrella of the French daily newspaper Le Monde, it soon acquired an international reputation for its incisive monthly articles. In 1996 it won editorial and financial independence by forming its own company.
LMD is now more than ever a truly international newspaper linking people who take a serious interest in world events across the globe. 2.5 million people worldwide read Le Monde Diplomatique, there are 72 different editions (print and internet) and it is published in 26 languages.
The ocean off West Africa is a fertile ground for both European fleets and illegal trawlers. This project follows the entire fishing chain – from those affected locally to those consuming the catch in Europe.
Following and documenting the entire production chain from Italy to West Africa reveals how the arrival of Italian tomatoes in Ghana through the liberalisation of the market has broken a local industry.