Arid lands and the political economy of flood recession in Fuuta Tooro

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Behind the different logic of economic production in the Sahel lies a different environment that repays the prioritization of long-term risk management over short-term optimal economic growth. This basic difference still is not broadly understood. The first part of this chapter discusses environmental risk and its implications for flood recession agriculture. The second part examines the traditional land tenure system in the Middle Valley as French scholarship found it around mid-century, before much in the way of irrigated development had occurred. A final section illustrates some of the complex issues of political economy through a case study of historical tenure in the Boghe region, Mauritania. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-30
Number of pages30
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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