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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.