This book explores the ways in which political settlements can contribute to positive changes in Africa’s agricultural and manufacturing sectors.
Contemporary Africa has seen many governments, donors, and commercial private enterprises supporting innovative agricultural and agroprocessing schemes with the purpose of diversifying economies. However, many of the schemes collapse or at best fail to generate the needed jobs. Focusing on case studies in Kenya, Nigeria, and Ethiopia, this book takes an interdisciplinary approach that combines economic analysis, life histories, policy approaches methods, and political economy theory to reframe the field with new questions. The contributors offer alternative explanations for the failure of employment creation schemes in Africa and show how political settlements can bring together stakeholders to settle on win–win approaches to productive employment schemes and inclusive development.
Providing new insights on the political economy of agrarian and labour relations in Africa, this book will be of interest to policy actors and development practitioners wishing to support inclusive growth in Africa, as well as to scholars of African politics and economics, public policy, and development.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction and Overview
Abdul Raufu Mustapha, Kate Meagher, and Nicholas Awortwi
Chapter 2. Political Economy and Settlements in Development and Employment Policies in Ethiopia
Assefa Admassie, Kassahun Berhanu Alemu, and Samuel Andreas Admasie
Chapter 3. Political Economy of Agriculture and Unemployment in Kenya
Paul Kamau, Winnie Mitullah, Joshua Kivuva, and Martin Atela
Chapter 4. Political Settlements and the Rice and Cotton Industries in Nigeria
Aremu Fatai Ayinde, Patrick Vandi Kwaghe, Saadu Jijji, and Daniel Egiegba Agbiboa
Chapter 5. Inclusive Growth in the Wheat-Food Processing and Cotton-Textile Value Chains in EthiopiaAssefa Admassie, Kassahun Berhanu Alemu, and Samuel Andreas Admasie
Chapter 6. Employment Creation and Political Settlements in Kenya’s Cut-Flower and Sugar Sub-Sectors
Winnie Mitullah, Paul Kamau, and Joshua Kivuva
Chapter 7. Political Economy of Agriculture and Unemployment in Nigeria
Aremu Fatai Ayinde, Patrick Vandi Kwaghe, Saadu Jijji, Daniel Egiegba Agbiboa and Martin Atela
Martin Atela heads the Research and Policy Programme, at the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) Nairobi, Kenya.
Abdul Raufu Mustapha was Professor of African Politics at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.