An African Niche Economy

An African Niche Economy : Farming to Feed Ibadan

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Of the several forces reshaping West African rural societies and economies in the post-colonial period, one of the most pervasive is the rapid growth of urban demand. This book studies a Yoruba community in the supply hinterland of Ibadan over twenty years. It tells the social and agricultural history of its various producers, from the Nigerian civil war, via the oil boom and bust, to structural adjustment. It argues that principles of occupational organisation inherited from the past are now being applied to the creation of a competitive and responsive regional market that promises to be one of the most important social forms in West Africa's future.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 22mm | 421.85g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 0748610332
  • 9780748610334

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Her study provides great detail on one areacaught up in the highly complex challenges involved in this phase of rapidchange. -- Christopher Cramer, University of London That said, at this point in time, the importance of this work as a potential Deleuzian line of flight within film studies cannot be stressed enough." Her study provides great detail on one areacaught up in the highly complex challenges involved in this phase of rapidchange. That said, at this point in time, the importance of this work as a potential Deleuzian line of flight within film studies cannot be stressed enough."show more

Table of contents

Part 1: locations. Part 2: narratives, including migrant labour, the oil boom, mid-scale farmers, women's entry into farming. Part 3: synergies, including collective dynamics and agro-ecology in the late-1980s.show more

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