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Title:Economic History and Development: Drought and the Sahelian Economies of Niger
Author:Baier, Stephen
Year:1976
Periodical:African Economic History
Issue:1
Period:Spring
Pages:1-16
Language:English
Geographic term:Niger
Subjects:economic history
droughts
Economics and Trade
History and Exploration
Development and Technology
Drought and Desertification
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/4617575
Abstract:The precolonial economies of the Hausa and Tuareg in Niger and Northern Nigeria interacted across the Sahelian ecological frontier functioning as two subsectors within a larger regional economy. This paper examines this interdependence in detail, devises an illustrative set of development policies and reviews a debate about the causes of desertification which has obscured more fundamental issues. Conclusion: the 'fossilization' of agricultural systems in the Sahel was a consequence of a number of seemingly isolated changes. Notes.
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