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Record number 352658
Title Cassava in shifting cultivation : a systems approach to agricultural technology development in Africa
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[by] L.O. Fresco
Author(s) Fresco, L.O.
Publisher Wageningen : Fresco
Publication year 1986
Description 245 p.
Description 1 online resource (245 p.)
Series title Development oriented research in agriculture
Notes Proefschrift Wageningenshow all notes
Ook verschenen als handelsuitgave
ISBN 9068320130
Tutors Flach, Dr. Ir. M. ; Röling, Dr. Ir. N.G.
Graduation date 1986-11-11
Dissertation no. 1103
Author abstract show abstract

The background of this study forms the debate about the nature and causes of the 'African crisis', the declining food availability per head of the African population. Generalized statements on African agriculture, based on aggregated production figures, however, do not adequately reflect the diversity in performances between crops and regions and do not allow the formulation of solutions adapted to local situations. In order to gain a better understanding of the African crisis, changes in cassava production in the Kwango-Kwilu region in central Zaire are analysed in detail. This analysis involves factors of different natures and rates of change. For that reason, a framework is developed that allows the integration of technical and socio-economic aspects of crop production. This framework draws upon ecological system analysis and, to a lesser extent, on farming systems research.

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Keyword(s) shifting cultivation / manihot esculenta / cassava / farming systems / economic sectors / economic situation / farm management / africa / economic production
Categories Cassave / Farming Systems / Agricultural Economics (General)
Publication type PhD thesis
Language English
About cum laude graduation (with distinction)
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