The Crisis in African Agriculture
Gakou, Mohamed LaminePublisher: 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.