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African agriculture: The critical choices
Table of Contents
Hamid Aït Amara and Bernard Founou-Tchuigoua
With a Preface by Samir Amin
THE UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY/THIRD WORLD FORUM
STUDIES IN AFRICAN POLITICAL ECONOMY
General Editor: Samir Amin
|The United Nations University's Project on Transnationalization or Nation-Building in Africa (1982-1986) was undertaken by a network of African scholars under the co-ordination of Samir Amin. The purpose of the Project was to study the possibilities of and constraints on national autocentric development of African countries in the context of the world-system into which they have been integrated. Since the 1970s the world-system has been in a crisis of a severity and complexity unprecedented since the end of the Second World War; the Project examines the impact of this contemporary crisis on the political, economic and cultural situation of Africa today. Focusing on the complex relationship between transnationalization (namely, the dynamics of the world-system) and nation-building, which is seen as a precondition for national development, the Project explores a wide range of problems besetting Africa today and outlines possible alternatives to the prevailing development models which have proved to be inadequate.|
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British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data
African agriculture: the critical choices.
(The United Nations university studies in African economy)
1. Africa, Agricultural industries. Social aspects.
I. Amara, Hamid Aït. II. Founou-Tchuigoua Bernard. III. Series.
ISBN 0-86232 799-7 pbk
Library of Congress Cataloguing-in-Publication Data
African agriculture, the critical choices/edited by Hamid Aït Amara and Bernard Founou-Tchuigoua with a preface by Samir Amin. p. cm. - (Studies in African political economy)
ISBN 0-86232-798-9 ISBN 0-86232-799-7 (pbk.)
1. Agriculture and state - Africa - Case studies. 2. Food supply - Government policy - Africa - Case studies. 3. Produce trade - Government policy - Africa - Case studies.
I. Amara, Hamid Aït. II. Founou-Tchuigoua, Bernard. III. Series.
TITLES IN THIS SERIES
M. L. Gakou
The Crisis in African Agriculture
Peter Anyang' Nyong'o (editor)
Popular Struggles for Democracy in Africa
Samir Amin, Derrick Chitala, Ibbo Mandaza (editors)
SADCC: Prospects for Disengagement and Development in Southern Africa
The World Steel Industry Today
Mining in Africa Today: Strategies and Prospects
The Mediterranean: Between Autonomy and Dependency
Azzam Mahjoub (editor)
Adjustment or Delinking? The African Experience
Hamid Ait Amara, Bernard Founou-Tchuigoua (editors)
African Agriculture The Critical Choices
Other titles in preparation.
1. The agricultural revolution and industrialization
The failure of the modernization strategies
The agricultural revolution, but how?
The alternative strategy
2. The role of the export sector
The decline in agricultural production
Failure of the export model
Alternative strategies: Algeria and Ethiopia
Social relations and agricultural development
3. Food self-sufficiency: Crisis of the collective ideology
The Lagos plan of action: A critique
World bank 'counter-plan'
The United Nations' plan (PPERA)
Food self-sufficiency strategies: Problems of implementation
4. Algeria: Agriculture and industry
The Algerian economy: development choices
Industrialization: Effects on agriculture
Agriculture and industry: Interaction
5. Mauritania: Nomadism and peripheral capital
Integration of the pastoral world into the market economy
Evolution of the social and political framework of nomadism
6. Nigeria and the Ivory Coast: Commercial and export crops since 1960
Agricultural production trends in both countries
Ivory Coast: Development strategy and commercial and export agriculture
How the state intervenes
Nigeria: Commercial and export agriculture
7. Ivory Coast: Agricultural and industrial development
The role of agriculture in Ivorian industrial development
The industrialization strategy
8. Tanzania: Imperialism, the state and the peasantry
Imperialism and rural development
Rural development policies in Tanzania: Post-independence
Social consequences of rural policies
Failure of villagization projects
9. Tunisia: The state, the peasantry and food dependence
The state and the peasantry
Consequences of state agricultural policy
10. The state and rural development 1960-85
Management of rural development
Structural causes of the crisis
Prospects for a different rural development strategy
11. Agricultural development without delinking: Lessons to be drawn
The nature of the problem
Experiences of Algeria and Tanzania: Lessons to be drawn