We select a few significant examples which illustrate undirectly the impact of cash cropping on food consumption and nutritional status in some countries of West Africa.
We see low the need for specific tropical products led to colonial domination of African chiefdoms and later to significant investments in West Africa.
We examine the impact of cash cropping on human resources: the institution of forced labor, the changes which occurred in the role of women, and how the criteria of power and wealth were profoundly modified.
We present alternative development strategies.
Mots-clés Pascal : Afrique, Agriculture, Nutrition, Homme, Afrique Ouest, Sahel, Pays en développement, Système production, Plante vivrière, Culture rente
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Africa, Agriculture, Nutrition, Human, West Africa, Sahel, Developing countries, Production system, Food crop, Cash cropping
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0323656
Code Inist : 002B29B. Création : 199406.