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Land, food, and rural development in North Africa

Author: Mohamad Riad El Ghonemy
Publisher: Boulder : Westview Press ; London : IT Publications, 1993.
Series: Westview special studies in social, political, and economic development.
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A study of rural development in six North African nations. It describes the influence of Islam on development in these countries, and stresses the Islamic religious and moral revival as a major  Read more...

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El Ghonemy, Mohamad Riad, 1924-
Land, food, and rural development in North Africa.
Boulder : Westview Press ; London : IT Publications, 1993
(OCoLC)607915321
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mohamad Riad El Ghonemy
ISBN: 0813385563 9780813385563 1853391808 9781853391804
OCLC Number: 26975725
Description: xiv, 192 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction. The Principal Issues. The Approach. The Structure of the Study --
2. The Conceptual Issues. Land Tenure and Access to Land. Ambiguities in Land Policy. The Market and Redistribution of Land Property. The Policy-making Complexity. The Meaning of Exploitation in Economics and Islamic Principles. Food Security. On Rural Development --
3. A Regional Perspective of Rural Development Problems. Introduction. An Historical Brief on the Origin of Duality in Agriculture. Rural Population: Mobility and Productivity. Increasing Scarcity of Cultivable Land. Food Insecurity. Governing the Rural Economy. The Bias Against Women's Participation in Agriculture. Rising Influence of Islamic Fundamentalists in Rural Areas --
4. Transformation of the Rural Economy: Algeria and Tunisia. Algeria. Integrating Agriculture into the French Economy, 1840-1960. Transforming the Rural Economy on Socialist Lines. Post-1982 Reforms: From Socialist to Capitalist Agriculture. Tunisia. The Process of Colonizing Rural Tunisia, 1881-1956. Restructuring the Agrarian System for Rural Development. The Impact on Food Production. Distributive Consequences --
5. Contrasting Rural Development Strategy: Morocco and Libya. Morocco. The Origin of Large Estates' Formation. The Colonial Agricultural Policy, 1912-1955. Partial Agrarian Reform. Who Benefits from Rural Development Strategy? Policy Impact on Food Production. Libya. The Tribal Economy Before the Oil Boom. Rural Development in an Oil-based Economy. The Impact on Rural Development: An Assessment. The Impact on Employment and Farmers' Incomes --
6. Food Insecurity in the Nile Valley: Egypt and Sudan. Egypt. The State and Agrarian Institutions in an Historical Perspective. Food Production Consequences of Land Policy. Distributional Impacts. The Prospects for the Rural Poor. Sudan. Roots of Dual Rural Economy. Post-independence Perpetuation of Duality. Establishing Settlement Schemes and Controlling Production. The Impact of Governing the Rural Economy on Food Production. Widening Inequality and Persisting Poverty. Vulnerability of the Poor to Famine --
7. Growth and Equity in Rural Development: An Inter-country Comparison. Technological Change and Agricultural Growth. Farm Size and Productivity: Have Islamic Principles Affected Land Fragmentation? Redistributive Equity and Rural Poverty --
8. Challenges and Dilemmas. Response to Past Challenges. What Now? --
Dilemmas --
App. 1. Cereal Production Instability in Sudan, 1960-1990 --
App. 2. Fragmented Holdings in Newly Reclaimed Land in Egypt --
App. 3. Expansion of Collective Cooperatives in Algeria, 1973-1977 --
App. 4. Nutritional Status in North Africa, 1969-1985 --
App. 5. List of Studies Prepared by the Author on North Africa and the Near East, 1965-1990 --
App. 6. Regional Institutions for Co-operation Between Arab States.
Series Title: Westview special studies in social, political, and economic development.
Responsibility: M. Riad El-Ghonemy.

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