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Title:Agricultural and Economic Development in Lesotho: Analysis Using a Social Accounting Matrix
Authors:Carvalho, Joe W.
Holland, David W.
Periodical:Eastern Africa Economic Review
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Lesotho
Southern Africa
Subjects:economic planning
national accounts
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
Economics, Commerce
agricultural development
economic development
Abstract:This paper clarifies the role that Lesotho's agricultural sector plays in the domestic economy and provides an example of the usefulness of social accounting matrices in development planning. The Lesotho example is used to show how a development plan which emphasizes integrating agricultural production into the domestic economy can yield greater economic stimulation and growth than a plan which emphasizes only agricultural production. In this particular case, strengthening the linkages between agricultural producers and other agents in the domestic economy is essential if increased agricultural production is to play an important role in the economic development of Lesotho. Bibliogr., notes.