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Title:The Cold Storage Commission: A Colonial Parastatal 1938-1963
Author:Mlambo, Alois S.ISNI
Year:1996
Periodical:Zambezia
Volume:23
Issue:1
Pages:53-71
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
Great Britain
Subjects:colonialism
meat
public enterprises
History and Exploration
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
History, Archaeology
history
Zimbabwe. Cold Storage Commission
Beef industry
Abstract:Among the earliest parastatals to be established in colonial Zimbabwe was the Cold Storage Commission, which was set up in 1938 to promote the country's beef industry. Using archival and other sources, the author examines the history of the Commission during its first 25 years of operation, from 1938 to the break up of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland in 1963, analyses the economic and political factors behind the Commission's establishment and evaluates its policies and their impact. He contends that, at least in the period covered by the study, the Commission successfully met the objectives set for it, namely to promote the interests of the white cattle farmers in particular and to develop the country's beef industry in general. Notes, ref., sum.
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