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Africa in Crisis: The Causes, the Cures of Environmental Bankruptcy
Africa in Crisis: The Causes, the Cures of Environmental Bankruptcy
By Lloyd Timberlake
Earthscan, 1985, 232 pp

Chatty, anecdotal and laced with statistics, this study surveys Africa's farming, livestock, forestry, fisheries and water resource problems and potential. Given the author's advocacy of small-scale local programs to deal with environmental dilemmas, the ad hoc approach to policy is perhaps inevitable. Lacking a systematic summing up, however, the reader is left gasping at the seemingly impossible complexity of policy choices-for Africans and for donors.