Markets and States in Tropical Africa: The Political Basis of Agricultural Policies by Robert H. BatesMost Africans live in rural areas and derive their incomes from farming; but because African governments follow policies that are adverse to most farmers interests, these countries fail to produce enough food to feed their populations. Markets and States in Tropical Africa analyzes these and other paradoxical features of development in modern Africa and explores how governments have intervened and diverted resources from farmers to other sectors of society. A classic of the field since its publication in 1981, this edition includes a new preface by the author.
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Markets and States in Tropical Africa: The Political Basis of Agricultural Policies
FAO Quotables "But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist. By Robert Bates. Between marketing boards and farmers —between marketing boards and infant industrial and manufacturing industries. Lack of transparency at so many stages is a real breakdown of the social contract—this is amplified by indirect taxes—and by the inefficiency of bureaucracy and non-competitive middling industrial base.
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Bates: Markets and states in tropical Africa
Mkt CH. Promising EU export markets for fresh mangoes The international mango market has grown fast and becomes increasingly diverse and competitive. When post-colonial governments gained power, they took control of states economically dependent on producing and exporting primary products, especially food goods.