Impact of technology on rural development in Africa : synthesis paper
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The country studies show all the three are food-deficit, although food is the most basic of basic needs. In Uganda, the breakdown of law and order and expulsion of expatriate community since 1972 were the major reasons for its set-back in rural development and in food self-sufficiency. In Sierra Leone, the pre-dominance of hand-hoes and inadequate use of bio-chemical inputs are the contributory factors. Mauritius is a refreshing study in contrast in respect of technology and the benefits. Its limiting factor is soil, most of which is unsuitable for rice cultivation.