The Crisis in African Agriculture

Gakou, Mohamed Lamine
Publisher:  Zed
Year Published:  1989  
Pages:  160pp   ISBN:  0-06232-733-4
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX18812

Why is Africa no longer able to feed itself? Lamine Gokou poses this question against a background of meticulous evidence charting the dimensions of the Continent's agricultural decline. He shows what has happened to overall food production, grain output, and levels of nutrition. He argues that the solution to Africa's food crisis must be primarily political. Technical measures can only work once African peoples have taken control of their own societies.

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