Emerging Africa: Potential and Challenges Africa in the New Millennium

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  • Author :Reji D. Nair
  • Year of Publication :2009
  • ISBN: :9788180695971
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XXIV, 248
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: International Studies

About the Book :

This book reviews the potential of Africa and the major challenges facing the continent in the new millennium. Analysing the nature and determinants of underdevelopment in Africa, the book discusses at length the major bottlenecks of the African agriculture in attaining a sustainable level of growth, food security challenges, the feasibility of rainwater harvesting, and sustainability of Nech Sar National Park through private participation, environmental conservation and eco-tourism promotion. It also deals with the trends, problems and prospects of employment situation, decentralization process, socio-economic impacts of HIV/AIDS, causes and consequences of mounting inflation, socio-economic results of OSHO Development-Oriented Emergency Food Aid Project, and Sub-Saharan African model of development. The impact of globalization on African economy has been evaluated as well.

About Author :

Reji D. Nair is Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, Arba Minch University, Ethiopia. He was officer in the Kerala State Planning Board, India. Dr. Nair has published many books including Africa in the New Millennium: Challenges and Interventions, Land Economics : Issues in Land Use, Natural Resources Management and Agrarian Development and Environment Conservation in the Twenty First Century (Malayalam). He is a recipient of the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Fellowship Award (2006) of the Bharatiya Dalit Sahitya Academy. He is a notable writer in Malayalam and has published many literary works including childrens literature, science fiction and short stories. Dr. Reji has shown his calibre in the fields of teaching, research, planning and social activities. His other major publications include Emerging Africa: Potential and Challenges and Farm Management : Theory and Practice.