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From Feast to Famine: Official Cures and Grassroots Remedies to Africa's food crisis

By: Bill Rau

208 pages, Tabs

Zed Books

Paperback | Jan 1999 | #9453 | ISBN: 0862329272
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Hardback | Jan 1999 | #9452 | ISBN: 0862329264
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The author focuses on Africa's current food crisis, tracing its origins back to the colonial exploitation of the 19th century. He provides a radical overview of African history and an analysis of post-independence strategies, attacking the response of the World Bank and international development agencies as well as African initiatives like the Lagos Plan of Action. Rau sees a revolution underway in both the rural areas and urban slums, where the poor have withdrawn from the formal market and are developing highly innovative and informal networks of trade.

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