PEDA: population, environment, development and Agriculture a case study of Burkina-faso
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The three major challenges that confront African states, which will largely determine the future prosperity of their people, are the high rate of population growth, agricultural stagnation and degradation of the natural resource base. These intertwined challenges impact negatively on the quality of life of the population and have serious implications for the poor especially the youth and women. Although these challenges have been addressed separately by researchers, policy makers, donors and nongovernmental organizations in the past, there has been a discerned shift from Pre-occupation with sectoral issues to consideration of sectoral linkages in the last few decades It is within the general contort of the new development paradigm that the nexus concept has been advocated by the ECA.