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Title:Agricultural Co-Operatives and Development Policy in Mozambique
Author:Harris, Laurence
Periodical:The Journal of Peasant Studies
Geographic term:Mozambique
Subjects:agricultural cooperatives
agricultural policy
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
Abstract:This article examines the problems encountered since independence in an agricultural production co-operative in Mozambique. It is argued that the formation of agricultural production co-operatives does not by itself produce fundamental changes in the relations of production on the land; that, linked to this fact, agricultural co-operatives in Mozambique have in certain cases developed in ways which do not assist the programme of constructing communal villages; and that FRELIMO and the government of Mozambique have explicitly attempted to reformulate agricultural development policy in an attempt to overcome these problems. The article is based on fieldwork conducted in 1978. Sections: Recent Mozambican policy on co-operatives - An example of rural class structure - Relations of production within the co-operative form - Relation between class structure and co-operative policy. Notes, tab., sum.