Agricultural marketing in tropical Africa: Contributions of the Netherlands

H.L. van der Laan, Tjalling Dijkstra, Aad Van Tilburg

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Abstract

First published in 1999, this volume explores how African agriculture has always had a strong appeal for the people of the Netherlands. This is due to (1) a long-established interest in tropical agriculture going back to the days when Indonesia was a Duth colony; (2) a broad-based desire to help the Third World; and (3) the view that Tropical Africa is highly dependent on agriculture. As practical expertise in Africa and systematic research on African agriculture grew, specialization became both possible and necessary. This volume reflects the specialization in marketing which has been welcomed by economists, geographers and scholars of agricultural marketing. In addition to a general introductory chapter, this book includes five contributions on staple food grains, two on export crops, two on cattle and one on horticulture. Nine of the chapters are country-specific, covering Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cȏte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Zambia.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages240
ISBN (Electronic)9780429863196
ISBN (Print)9781138624986
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Aug 2018

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