Rural progress: Vol. ix, No. 1, 1990
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The fundamental question which should be raised is whether or not Africa has witnessed or has started moving towards the structural transformation of its rural sector as recommended ten years ago when WCARRD was held in Rome in 197 9.The current issue is, therefore, devoted to an assessment of the development prospects generated as a result of the implementation of the recommendations and conclusions of WCARRD, especially as these apply to the prevailing conditions of the rural sector in Africa. The continent's current socio-economic crisis in the post WCARRD-era, has obliged us to review its performance during 1979-1989 period. The paper is organized in six sections. Section I gives a very brief background against which WCARRD was held. Section II covers the deliberations and issues raised at WCARRD itself. Section III notes the follow-up actions, which were taken by FAO, the sponsor organization in collaboration with the United Nations System. Section IV reviews some of the major actions which were taken by the member states of Africa to implement the program of Action of WCARRD. Section V tries to assess the impacts of WCARRD at country level especially on the life of the rural poor. The concluding Section attempts to offer some policy options for the next decade in the context of socio-economic and political realities of Africa today.
Citation“United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa (1990). Rural progress: Vol. ix, No. 1, 1990. Addis Ababa. © UN. ECA. https://hdl.handle.net/10855/17418”
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