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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 1987

    In the early days of commercial penetration of East
    Africa by the Europeans the present route to Uganda originating
    from the Kenyan Coast town of Mombasa was rarely used
    because of the difficulties experienced in sustaining long
    caravans over the arid Nyika Region between the Coast and
    the Kenya Highlands, and the hostility of tribes inhabiting
    this area - especially the Masai. Colonial penetration of
    the present area known as Kenya began about 1850 and intensified
    after 1883 when Joseph Thomson managed to cross Masai Land;

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 1987

    Earlier (1950s - early 1970s) development planning in African countries was essentially perceived and conceived as macro-economic planning. This perception placed overriding emphasis on the projection and maximization of national economic aggregates such as the GDP, the GNP per capita income, level of employment, stability of price levels etc. as sole measures of economic development performance.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 1987

    Many countries are today confronted with the challenging tasks of improving the level of living and the productive capacities of their people especially in the spheres of agriculture and food production. While governments are mainly concerned with providing structural support the actual implementation lies with the individuals, who in the final analysis are the farmers and the rural population.

  4. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    February, 1987

    This report is on output of the programme element selected to activities on reduction of post-harvest food losses- contained in the approved work programme and budget of the Commission for the biennium I986-1987. Its main objective is to report to the eighth meeting of the Technical Preparatory Committee of the Whole, to the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of ministers and to the General Assembly on measures taken by African member stats to reduce post-harvest food losses over the period 1975-1985.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 1987

    The document focuses on the growing demand for regional facilities for demographic research and training in Africa, the United Nations Economic commission for Africa approved, at its Ninth Session in 1968, the establishment of two new institutes, which would provide training and conduct research in the region. One of these was to serve the English-speaking Countries of Africa, taking into consideration the coverage of the Cairo Demographic Centre, and the need to avoid the duplication or facilities, while the other was to serve the French-speaking countries or Africa, south of Sahara.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    March, 1987

    This report seeks to look at both sides of the picture to help member countries gain an insight into the principal factors which facilitated or hindered the Plan's implementation during the period 1980-19*5. It has been prepared in response to ECA's 1986-1987 programme budget, which "quires, inter alia, an evaluation of the LPA's implementation m the food and agriculture sector within the biennium.

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