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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 1987
    Africa

    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.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 1987
    Africa

    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.

  3. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    February, 1987
    Africa

    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.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 1987
    Africa

    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.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    March, 1987
    Africa

    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.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    March, 1987
    Africa

    Over the last two decades* Africa has gradually lost its ability to feed its population and finance its investment for its agricultural sector. It is increasingly depending on industrialized countries for its needs. At the same time, earnings from major export crops have drastically fallen while external debts of many African States have multiplied over the last decade.

  7. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    February, 1987
    Africa

    This paper focuses on the severity of the African food situation was demanding programmes and plans of action such as the Lagos Plan of Action (1980) and the FAO African Food Plan (1980), the twin problems of post harvest food losses and of arable land lost to urban development in Africa were considered for joint action.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    March, 1987
    Africa

    The basic cause of needless poverty and hunger in the rural Africa to-day is the stagnation of its main economic base - agriculture. It has settled down to a low level of equilibrium of income, saving and investment over time. Hence, most of the rural people of the region is caught in a vicious circle of a poverty trap. They are below the "absolute poverty line". The country studies show all of them are food-deficit.

  9. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    February, 1987
    Africa

    The importance of post-harvest food losses in developing countries including Africa was given the right consideration by the seventh special session of the United Nations General Assembly held in 1975. The Assembly adopted resolution 3362 (S-VII) which, inter alia, called for drastic reduction of post harvest food losses and recommended that the goal of 50 per cent reduction;be attained by 1985.

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    February, 1987
    Sudan, Somalia

    The recent FAO in-depth study on agricultural and food problems in Africa concluded that even the present inadequate food supply situation is unsustainable. Unless major policy decisions are taken and implemented to resolve the food production crisis and reduce the rate of population growth, the trends of the past 25 years will continue and the food supply situation will continue to deteriorate during the next 25 years. Famine of the magnitude experienced during the 1983-1934 drought could become a regular feature even in period of more average rainfall.

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