Feeding African Cities: Studies in Regional Social History

1st Edition

Jane Guyer

Published August 6, 2018
Reference - 258 Pages
ISBN 9780367000400 - CAT# K393417
Series: African Seminars: Scholarship from the International African Institute

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Originally published in 1987, this book traces the broad outlines of urban food policy, drawing attention to the limited knowledge of regional social history. Urban food supply systems in Africa have developed very fast, in the midst of societies in which food production was not in general oriented to feeding distant populations of 'specialist consumers'. Institutional and political links had to be forged between town and country if food supply was to be cheap and predictable. This volume explores the political and material dynamics of urban food supply through 4 case studies: Kano, Yaoundé, Dar es Salaam and Harare.

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