Item description for African Agriculture and The World Bank: Development or Impoverishment? by Kjell Havnevik, Deborah Bryceson, Lars-Erik Birgegård, Prosper Matondi & Atakilte Beyene...
African smallholder family farming, the backbone of the continental economy throughout the colonial and early post-colonial period, has been destabilized and eroded over the past thirty years. Despite the World Banks poverty alleviation concerns, agrarian livelihoods continue to unravel under the impact of economic liberalization and global value chains. Can African smallholders bounce back and compete? The World Development Report 2008 argues they can and must. How realistic is this given the history of World Bank conditionality in Africa? This essay explores the productivity and welfare concerns of Africas smallholder farming population in the shadow of the World Bank.
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Studio: Nordic Africa Institute
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.7" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.1 lbs.
Publisher Nordic Africa Institute
ISBN 917106608X ISBN13 9789171066084
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