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The crisis in African agriculture - Studies in African political economy
Table of Contents
Mohamed Lamine Gakou
The United Nations University
Zed Books Ltd.
London and New Jersey
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|
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: Dynamics of Decline
Other titles in preparation.
The Crisis in African Agriculture was first published in 1987
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Copyright © The United Nations University, 1987.
Translation copyright © Third World Forum, 1987.
Translated by A. M. Berrett.
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|British Library Cataloguing In Publication Data
|Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
(Studies in African political economy)
1: The performance of African agriculture, 1950-1980
Basic data and broad trends
2: Precolonial African societies
3: The appropriation of peasant surplus labour
4: The export-oriented system
5: The second post-independence decade: The food crisis
Smallholder development projects
The basic needs strategy
More credit facilities
The basic needs strategy in the current capitalist crisis
6: Forms of control
7: The alternative and its prerequisites
Evolution of social stratification in the African states which achieved independence in the 1960s
What popular alliance for the alternative?
What national popular programme might the popular alliance propose?
The rural areas
The urban areas
Organizing the suggestions
Appendix: Complaints of the rice-growers of San (Mali)
Report on the alarming situation in field B of San-West