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African Studies


Cooperatives and Development
Agricultural Politics in Ghana and Uganda
Crawford Young, Neal Sherman, and Tim Rose

Agricultural policy is critical to developmental efforts of African states lacking major mineral resources. Despite its importance, however, the production of export agricultural crops has been declining in the rural sectors of Africa in recent years, as food imports become increasingly burdensome.

In this timely and highly original study, Crawford Young, Neal P. Sherman, and Tim H. Rose offer a theoretical and empirical comparison of the role of agricultural cooperatives in two middle-sized African states, Ghana and Uganda. The lessons learned here will be of broad value and interest to those involved in planning and development in Third World nations, and to scholars and students in political science, political and agricultural economics, and rural sociology.


Crawford Young was, at the time of publication, professor in the department of political science at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Neal P. Sherman was senior researcher at the Settlement Study Centre in Rehovot, Isreal. Tim H. Rose was an economist based in Washington, D.C., and has served as a consultant to the United States government and to those of several Third World nations.

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Green cover with title and author text in white

February 1980

LC: 81-050830 HD
336 p
p.   5 7/8 x 9
Cloth ISBN 978-0-299-08710-4

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