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Land and Sustainable Development in Africa free pdf The book traces the development of ideas about sustainable development and addresses a new agenda based on social justice. The authors critically examine contemporary neoliberal market-led reforms and the legacy of colonialism on the land question. They argue that debates on sustainable development should be placed in the context of structural interests, access and equity, rather than technical management of land and resources. Additionally, they show that these structural factors cannot be transformed by institutional reform based on notions of elective democracy, community participation, and market-reform, but require a far more radical programme to redress the injustices of the colonial system that continue today. The book advocates a commitment to building sustainable livelihoods for farmers and carrying out reforms to assure them access to the necessary natural, political and technical resources that will enable them to transform their situation. The book calls for redistribution of land and natural resources to challenge the existing economic relations within society and existing frameworks for development.

About Kojo Amanor

Sam Moyo is the Executive Director of the African Institute for Agrarian Studies based in Harare, Zimbabwe. He has more than 25 years of research experience on rural development issues with a focus on land and natural resources management, civil society organisations, and capacity building and institutional development. He has been involved in several publications, with key works being The Land Question in Zimbabwe (1995), published by Sapes Books, Harare- Land Reform Under Structural Adjustment in Zimbabwe (2000), published by the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala- and African Land Questions, the State and Agrarian Transition: Contradictions of Neoliberal Land Reforms, CODESRIA Greenbook. Kojo Amanor is an Associate Professor at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana. His main research work is on land, forestry, environmental management, and rural livelihoods. His publications include Publications include The New Frontier: Farmers responses to land degradation, London: Zed, 1994- Global restructuring and land rights in Ghana: Forest food chains, timber and rural livelihoods, Nordic Institute of African Studies, Research Report 108, Uppsala, 1999- Land labour and the Family in Southern Ghana: A critique of land policy under neo-liberalisation, Nordic Institute of African Studies, Research Report no. 116, Uppsala and he is co-editor with W. de Boef and K. Wellard and Anthony Bebbington of Cultivating Knowledge: Genetic diversity, farmer experimentation and crop research, IT, London 1993.

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Author : Kojo Amanor
Publisher : Zed Books Ltd
Data Published : 30 January 2008
ISBN : 1842779133
EAN : 9781842779132
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 226 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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