This book contains essays that represent new emphases in development anthropology in East Africa—for example, analyses of decision making in regional and national institutions, political and social assessments of state policies, and local effectiveness of national food aid programs.
Introduction: Anthropology, Development, and Change in East Africa 1. Putting Women in the Development Agenda: Agricultural Development in Malawi 2. Lineage, District, and Nation: Politics in Uganda's Bugisu Cooperative Union 3. Farmers, Cooperatives, and Development Assistance in Uganda: An Anthropological Perspective 4. Food Aid and Development in Rural Kenya 5. Drought and Famine Management in Kitui District 6. Insect and Weed Control in Subsistence Farming Systems: Western Kenya 7. Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Agricultural Research in Rwanda 8. Issues in Agricultural Change: Case Study from Ismani, Iringa Region, Tanzania 9. Changing Perceptions of Pastoral Development: A Case Study from Turkana District, Kenya 10. Planning for Population Change in Kenya: An Anthropological Perspective 11. Women's Groups Near the Kenyan Coast: Patron-Clientship in the Development Arena 12. Anthropology, Nutrition, and the Design of a Health Intervention Program in Western Kenya