Prospects for recovery and sustainable development in Africa

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Greenwood Press, 1996 - Business & Economics - 363 pages
Nine world-class experts on the African economy share their knowledge regarding the potential for real improvement and growth in food production and the development of grassroots economies that will benefit citizens as well as governments. Economic models that assume good incentives, infrastructure, entrepreneurial skills, and a level trading field cannot be invoked. Structural adjustment in African countries has led to unintended consequences because the common people and the small farmers have not been consulted. Domestic food production, the crux of Africa's economic problem, has been downgraded because of the emphasis on export crops. To develop self-sufficiency and food security, African nations must mobilize domestic resources, improve the human resource capacity, and strengthen their scientific and technological bases. They must also cooperate in integration schemes rather than compete for the available Western aid.

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Contents

Are Alternative Development Strategies Suitable for Africa
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Part n INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS EXPERTS
35
Tables and Figures
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About the author (1996)

AGUIBOU Y. YANSANE is Professor of Political Economy in the Departments of International Relations and African and African-American Studies at San Francisco State University.