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dc.contributor.authorCousins, Ben
dc.identifier.citationCousins, B. (1989) Introduction: "the elephant in the dark". In: Cousins, B. (ed.) People, land and livestock: proceedings of a workshop on the socio-economic dimensions of livestock production in the communal lands of Zimbabwe, held at Great Zimbabwe, Masvingo, 12th to 14th September, 1988, pp. 3-13. Harare: CASS.en
dc.descriptionA conference paper on the difficulties faced by researchers and development planners in getting a full grasp of the role of livestock to the rural economies of Africa with special emphasis on rural Zimbabwe's communal farmers.en
dc.description.abstractAttaining a full understanding the role of livestock in the economies of rural Africa remains one of the thornier problems confronting both researchers and development planners and practitioners. One of the reasons for this is given by Little (1980, pi) : "there are few development issues today which entail a greater complexity of sociological, economic and ecological variables than that of livestock development in sub- Saharan Africa".en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis publication has been made possible as a result of generous financial support from the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Ottawa.en
dc.publisherCentre for Applied Social Sciences (CASS) ; University of Zimbabwe (UZ)en
dc.subjectRural Developmenten
dc.titleIntroduction: "the elephant in the dark"en
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dc.typeConference paperen
dc.rights.holderUniversity of Zimbabwe (UZ) Centre For Applied Social Sciences (CASS)en

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