GEOG 456-Rural Development Experiences


The course involves an analysis of the experiences of developed and developing worlds in rural resources utilization for better rural development planning, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. The outline includes an overview of experiences of selected development in free market countries (USA and another country), experiences of selected developed country with a controlled economy (USSER), experiences of selected Third World countries other than those in Africa (China, India and Cuba), selected case studies from Africa: Gezira; Western and Eastern Nigeria Resettlement Schemes; Ujamaa; Land Reform in Ethiopia; Mampong Valley Integrated Experiment; Damongo Settlement Scheme, etc., History of rural development in Ghana.