Globalisation and African Export Crop Agriculture

Publication Type: 
Volume: 
27
Number: 
2
Page Numbers: 
50-93
Published On: 
2000

It is commonly agreed that Africa has become increasingly marginalized within the current global economy. However, there are few existing attempts to identify the precise contours of this marginalization or to explicate the dynamics giving it a precise shape. Against the background of a discussion of theoretical entry points to this problem, as well as of some of its broad quantitative dimensions, this article attempts to develop working hypotheses focused on the marginalization/restructuring of African export crop agriculture.