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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Going against the grain
Author:Harriss, Barbara
Periodical:Development and Change
Geographic term:Sahel
grain processing
External link:https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7660.1979.tb00002.x
Abstract:This essay examines: 1) how the interventions in foodgrains marketing of the Sudano-Sahelian States fail to achieve their ostensible objectives, may contribute to rural inequality and to the stagnation of foodgrains production; 2) asesses how the indigenous production and marketing system in turn affect the form of State intervention and contribute to an intractable structural crisis in commercialization; but 3) it goes against the grain personally because it is written not from the experience of direct fieldwork; its sources are confined to isolated, and regionally and topically unsystematic published and semi-published material, and will probably appear to some blithely to disregard important regional variations and to others to be dangerously ahistorical. Sections: Introduction - State intervention in marketing - The effect of state intervention on domestic grain marketing systems - The effects of state intervention on grain production - The effects of grain production and marketing systems on intervention - Conclusions. Ref., tab.