Agriculture is at the centre of the economies of many developing countries, and its stagnation and poor performance across large parts of Africa is a major cause for concern. First published in 1990, this book focuses on the nature and role of incentives in agricultural organization and production in East Africa, looking in particular at the political and ideological determinants of that role. Mats Lundahl analyses ways of improving agricultural performance, and considers the ‘African socialism’ of Julius Nyererein contrast with this with market-led approaches, which he favours. A detailed title, this volume will of interest to all those concerned with the issues of rural development, including students of development studies, economics, and African studies.
Table of Contents
List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; Introduction; 1. Ideology as a determinant of economic systems: Nyerere and ujamaa in Tanzania 2. Market-related incentives and food production in Tanzania: theory and experience 3. Migration and change in rural Zambia; Index