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Title:African coffee economy at the crossroads: the cases from Tanzania, Ethiopia & Rwanda
Editor:Ikeno, Jun
Year:2007
Periodical:African Study Monographs: Supplementary Issue (ISSN 0286-9667)
Issue:35
Pages:139
Language:English
Geographic terms:Ethiopia
Rwanda
Tanzania
Subjects:coffee
livelihoods
agricultural production
tenancy
marketing cooperatives
Link:http://hdl.handle.net/2433/68300
Abstract:African coffee production areas have been affected by adverse economic, environmental and political conditions. As a result, African coffee production has decreased since the early 1990s. Strategies for coping with the adverse coffee economy are not limited to within the coffee subsector. As producing coffee is part of a multiple livelihood strategy, it is possible that producers have increased the ratio of alternative strategies at the expense of coffee production. This supplementary issue of African Study Monographs examines the response of coffee producers to adverse conditions in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Rwanda. A section on the northern highlands of Tanzania contains papers on the declining coffee economy and low population growth in Mwanga District (Jun Ikeno); economic liberalization and areal differentiation of livelihood strategies in the smallholder coffee production area of Arumeru District (Gen Ueda); changes in crop patterns in the Kilimanjaro region, viz. the decline of coffee and the rise of maize and rice (Sam Maghimbi). Yuka Kodama examines coffee farmers cooperatives in Ethiopia, and Shinichi Takeuchi and Jean Marara look at regional differences regarding land tenancy in rural Rwanda, particularly sharecropping in a coffee production area. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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