Cultivating success in Uganda: Kigezi farmers and colonial policies

Carswell, Grace M. (2007) Cultivating success in Uganda: Kigezi farmers and colonial policies. Eastern African studies . James Currey Publishers, Oxford. ISBN 9781847016010

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Abstract

Kigezi, a district in south-western Uganda, has proved itself to be an area of exceptionality in many ways. In contrast to many other parts of the colonial world this district did not adopt cash crops, successfully adopted soil conservation practices, and had a remarkably developed and individualised land market. This book presents a comprehensive study of livelihoods in Kigezi. Its findings are particularly exciting for all those involved in the ongoing key debates in natural resource management and environmental history. Following the lead of groundbreaking studies by Tiffen, Fairhead and Leach, this case study pushes this debate forward, exploring how the political economy of land and labour has been transformed alongside a more positive environmental story.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Research for this book was funded by grants from the British Academy, British Institute in Eastern Africa, and Leverhulme Trust.
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G0001 Geography (General)
Depositing User: Grace Carswell
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:15
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2013 11:08
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/11335
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