Identifying major consumer items in the rural areas : preliminary overall view
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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Since the adoption of the Lagos Plan of Action which defines food self-sufficiency as the ultimate goal to be attained by African countries, African countries have been making ceaseless efforts to improve the conditions of supply and demand for the food required by their people. Despite foreign assistance in the form of agricultural loans, African countries have recently gone through an unprecedented food crisis. There are, however, countries that have food surpluses and others that have almost chronic food shortages.