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Food problems and prospects in Sub-Saharan Africa

the decade of the 1980"s

by Cheryl Christensen

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Agriculture,
  • Economic conditions,
  • Food supply

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 261-269.

    StatementCheryl Christensen [et al.] --
    SeriesUnited States. Dept. of Agriculture. Foreign agricultural economic report -- no. 166, Foreign agricultural economic report -- no. 166
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 293 p. :
    Number of Pages293
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25936411M
    OCLC/WorldCa7780777

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seriously declining per capita food production in sub-Saharan Africa, its causes and consequences, and the prospects for increasing the availability of food over the next decade. The same phenomenon is now spreading in the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, including Nigeria, Kenya and Cameroon.

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