Report of the second working group of study seminar participants to the policy conference
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. African Institute for Economic Development and Planning(IDEP);
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It takes longer to bridge the gap between two crops because house hold stocks are often low, if not non- existent, and because despite the increasing concern of governments it become ever more difficult to supply provision s to large urban centers. As a result, the daily intake of cereals is reduced, though this is not compensated by a change in food habits. This is caused by a range of inter-mingled phenomenal, the combination of which could only lead to such a situation, which are: a very significant increase of the total population which was not balanced by a significant increase of the cereal producing rural population; an urban- rural migration flow building up in rural areas of floating population which, of course, have to be fed; a growing lack of interest for the cultivation of low yielding cereals referred to as "poor farming " in favor of revenue-farming, i.e industrial farming, which is more remunerative.
Citation“United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. African Institute for Economic Development and Planning(IDEP) (1975-11). Report of the second working group of study seminar participants to the policy conference. Dakar. © UN. IDEP. ”
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