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close this bookThe Crisis in African Agriculture - Studies in African Political Economy (UNU, 1987, 99 pages)
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Open this folder and view contents1: The performance of African agriculture, 1950-1980
View the document2: Precolonial African societies
View the document3: The appropriation of peasant surplus labour
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Open this folder and view contentsAppendix: Complaints of the rice-growers of San (Mali)
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This book, published in the Studies in African Political Economy series under the general editorship of Samir Amin, is the outcome of research done by the author in the framework of the programmes of the Third World Forum (Intra-African Cooperation) of the United Nations University (African Regional Perspectives - Nation-building or Transnationalization in Africa?). We should like here to thank those institutions. We should add finally, as is usual, that the opinions expressed here are the responsibility of the author alone and do not represent the views of the organisations mentioned.