African Perspectives on Reshaping Rural Development

African Perspectives on Reshaping Rural Development

Mavhungu Abel Mafukata (Department of Development Studies, University of South Africa, South Africa) and Khathutshelo Alfred Tshikolomo (Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, South Africa)
Release Date: November, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 403
ISBN13: 9781799823063|ISBN10: 1799823067|EISBN13: 9781799823087|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2306-3


Development studies in developing regions such as Southern Africa rely heavily on materials developed by Europeans with a European context. European dominance in development studies emanates from the fact that the discipline was first developed by Europeans. Some argue that this has led to distortions in theory and practice of development in Southern Africa. This book wishes to begin Africa’s expedition to develop proper material to de-Westernize while Africanizing the context of the scholarship of rural development.

African Perspectives on Reshaping Rural Development is an essential reference source that repositions the context of rural development studies from the Western-centric knowledge system into an African context in order to solve African-centered problems. Featuring research on topics such as food security, poverty reduction, and community engagement, this book is ideally designed for planners, researchers, practitioners, policymakers, government officials, academicians, and students seeking clarity on theory and practice of development in Africa.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Community Engagement
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Food Security
  • Governance Affairs
  • Indigenous Knowledge
  • Poverty Reduction
  • Revenue Enhancement
  • Rural Economics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Urbanization

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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