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|The agrarian question in Tanzania: using new evidence to reconcile an old debate|
Journal article, Created By Bernd E.T. Mueller and Published By Taylor & Francis Group in English language
Rural poverty continues to be one of the most trenchant development problems in Tanzania, and yet no comprehensive solution has been found. In this paper, it is argued that without a fundamental understanding of the agrarian question, any attempt to derive meaningful conclusions on rural development is doomed to be incomprehensible and incomplete. The paper traces back the roots of this important scholarly exchange of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, as well as summarising the resulting debate mainly between the neo-populist school and Marxian...
|The new harvest|
Book/Monograph, Created By Juma, Calestous and Published By Oxfor University Press in English language
|The State, Development and Politics in Ghana|
Book/Monograph, Created By Council for the Development of social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and Published By CODESRIA in English language
|The State and its Failure to Transform African Crop Production in Botswana, 1930–1939|
Journal article, Created By Morapedi, Wazha G. and Published By Taylor & Francis in English language
This paper discusses attempts by the colonial officials to transform African crop production in Botswana in the 1930s. From the early 1930s, the British colonial officials made some modest and largely insignificant attempts to improve crop production in Botswana. The key issues addressed here are the nature and extent of the initiatives undertaken, such as agricultural shows, co-operator farmer experimental plots and the diffusion of technology. The successes and failures of the programmes and whether these initiatives constituted a departure from earlier policy which...
|The Rwandan Agrarian and Land Sector Modernisation: Confronting Macro Performance with Lived Experiences on the Ground|
Journal article, Created By Ansoms, An in English language
Le Rwanda a entamé une vaste réforme politique visant à moderniser et à professionnaliser les secteurs agricole et foncier. Soutenu par des bailleurs internationaux, ces réformes s'inscrivent dans une volonté plus large d'introduire une Révolution Verte en Afrique subsaharienne. Après une décennie de mise en œuvre au Rwanda, on observe des résultats prometteurs tels que la croissance de la production agricole et la création de valeur ajoutée dans les filières agricoles commerciales. Néanmoins, la réduction de la pauvreté au cours de ces dernières années sembl...
|The Spinning Jenny And The Sorting Table: E. P. Thompson And Workers In Industrializing Europe And Southern Africa|
Journal article, Created By Higginson, John and Published By Cambridge University Press in English language
The most compelling aspect of E. P. Thompson's work for labor historian of Southern Africa is his contention that class is a fluent group relationship or 'happening' - something workers do, in addition to what employers and the state impose upon them. However, by the 1970s, Thompson recognized that his earlier claim also had to resonate with other key assumptions about working class aspirations; especially the need of a shared group consciousness to be more meaningful for individuals than the laws of the state. The principal weakness of...
|The rise and rise of agricultural wage labour: evidence from Ethiopia's south, c.1950-2000|
Journal article, Created By Girma Negash and Published By Cambridge University Press in English language
Cet article cherche Ã examiner la transformation dynamique du systÃ¨me de mobilisation de la main-d'Å“uvre et le brassage de populations de milieux culturels divers qui en rÃ©sulte dans le nord de la zone Sidama, en Ã‰thiopie. Il examine les diffÃ©rentes stratÃ©gies de recrutement de la main-d'Å“uvre dÃ©ployÃ©es dans la zone d'Ã©tude Ã diffÃ©rentes Ã©poques, allant de la main-d'Å“uvre traditionnelle Ã la main-d'Å“uvre salariÃ©e. Dans le premier cas, le foyer joue un rÃ´le majeur dans le recrutement et l'offre de main-d'Å“uvre agricole, tandis que...
|The South African bioethanol blend mandate and its implications on regional agricultural markets|
Journal article, Created By Sukati, Mphumuzi Angelbert and Published By Inderscience in English language
The paper analyses potential impact of the South African bioethanol blend mandate on South African Customs Unions (SACU) member states' maize and sugar production, trade and welfare outcomes. This impact is simulated using the GTAP7 model and database. It is run through an artificial decrease in maize and sugar cane output in South Africa due to their diversion to bioethanol production. Results show that South African production of bioethanol from cereal and sugar cane, and its blending with fuel, will not result in major negative welfare changes i...
|The State ands Agriculture in Africa|
Book/Monograph, Created By Mkandawire, Thandika (ed.)|Bourenane, Naceur (ed.); Council for the Development of social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and Published By CODESRIA in English language
|The Transformation of African Smallholders into Customer Value Creating Businesses: A Conceptual Framework|
Journal article, Created By Mebrahtu L. Teklehaimanot and Published By Taylor & Francis Group in English language
An increasing number of the 600 million African smallholders are becoming integrated into the supply chains of supermarkets, fast food chains, and exporters. This process gradually transforms the smallholders into profit-oriented businesses that can make important contributions to rural development and food security. This article brings this issue to the attention of the readership of the Journal of African Business. It connects distinct lines of literature on smallholders, business training, and customer value creation. More specifically, it argues that to equip smallholders ...