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by Rene Dumont
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False start in Africa. False start in Africa. by. Dumont, René, 1904-.
False start in Africa. Africa, Sub-Saharan - Economic conditions - 1918-.
René Dumont started his career as a promoter of the use of chemical fertilizers and mechanisation. L’Afrique noire est mal partie, 1962. English translation False Start in Africa, New York: Praeger, 1966; London: Earthscan, 1988
René Dumont started his career as a promoter of the use of chemical fertilizers and mechanisation. He wrote articles in La Terre Française (Pétainist weekly journal), favoring agricultural corporatism. However, he was one of the first to denounce damages from the Green Revolution ("Révolution Verte") and to fight agricultural productivism. English translation False Start in Africa, New York: Praeger, 1966; London: Earthscan, 1988. Nous allons à la famine, English translation The Hungry Future, New York: Praeger, 1969. Types of Rural Economy: Studies in World Agriculture, London: Methuen, 1970.
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René Dumont, a Green for France, a Cassandra for Africa, died on June 18th, aged 9. L'Afrique Noire est Mal Partie -published in English as False Start in Africa -came out in 1962, only two years after France had, with mixed emotions, given independence to most of its African colonies. The book was thus based on a brief experience of self-government (in so far as the term described the new state of affairs). Moreover, it was almost entirely about French-speaking Africa, and therefore excluded most of the people of the continent. Yet it was at once recognised as a brilliantly perceptive analysis. It was also prescient. Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9781853830273. Andre Deutsch, 1966, 320 pp. Purchase. First published as L'Afrique Noire est Mal Partie in 1962, this blunt and brilliant critique of African development policies shook the international aid community and inspired Julius Nyerere, founder and president of Tanzania, to adopt the daring development strategies articulated in the country's 1967 Arusha Declaration.
Black Africa, said Dumont, had been ‘degraded by Western intervention’. Dumont was also one of the first Westerners to recognise that it is African women who do most of the farming, yet it is the men that get most of the agricultural training. However, the departure of the colonial rulers has not brought decolonisation, but a surfeit of often corrupt, exorbitantly paid, domestic officials. Administration has become the ‘principal industry’ in many states. Schools, he wrote, should pay much more attention to the education of girls.
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False start in Africa, New York, Praeger 1966. René Dumont, citoyen de la planète Terre, a documentary by Bernard Baissat, co-production La Lanterne/France 3, 105 minutes, 1992 more information. Nous allons à la famine, engl René Dumont, citoyen de la planète Terre, a documentary by Bernard Baissat, co-production La Lanterne/France 3, 105 minutes, 1992 more information.