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Markets and States in Tropical Africa - (rev edition

Markets and States in Tropical Africa (ISBN10: 0520244931; ISBN13: 9780520244931)
ISBN13: 978-0520244931
ISBN10: 0520244931

Summary: Most Africans live in rural areas and derive their incomes from farming; but because African governments follow policies that are adverse to most farmers' interests, these countries fail to produce enough food to feed their populations. Markets and States in Tropical Africa analyzes these and other paradoxical features of development in modern Africa and explores how governments have intervened and diverted resources from farmers to other sectors of society. A classi
c of the field since its publication in 1981, this edition includes a new preface by the author.
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Summary: Most Africans live in rural areas and derive their incomes from farming; but because African governments follow policies that are adverse to most farmers' interests, these countries fail to produce enough food to feed their populations. Markets and States in Tropical Africa analyzes these and other paradoxical features of development in modern Africa and explores how governments have intervened and diverted resources from farmers to other sectors of society. A classic of the field since its publication in 1981, this edition includes a new preface by the author. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: (REV)05
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Publisher: University of California Press
Year Published: 2005
International: No

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