Rural progress : vol. ix, No. 2
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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This issue of the rural Progress covers, on a very selective basis, some aspects of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Secretariat’s efforts to facilitate development of rural Africa during the period 1979-1989. The paper is organized in five sections, Section I is introductory, Section II selectively covers the economic base of development of rural Africa, which is generally agriculture. Section III provides a succinct statement of programs related to population, environment, adult education, rural technology and efforts to mitigate women in development. Section IV deals with other rural development related activities and Section V suggests strategy options for rural development in the nineties. The paper should serve in to show the limits of the United Nations despite Its scholarly and persistent efforts, to Initiate and accelerate the process of development due to judicial reasons. The Implication is that development is the sovereign prerogative of the member states. They may or may not exercise this prerogative depending on the legitimacy or otherwise of the concerned authorities.