Agricultural Innovation in Colonial Africa Kenya and the Great Depression
|Author: ||Talbott, I. D.|
Aims to uncover the role played by African agriculture during the Great Depression of the 1930's with particular emphasis on innovation and change. Examines the factors that prompted the colonial administration to take action to alter the nature of African farming in Kenya.
"Talbott's book goes beyond previous studies, however, by investigating in depth the development of the government's program, the experimentation with new crops and new methods of cultivation, and the effects of official encouragement on the African areas of Coast, Nyanza, and Central provinces. . . . Talbott's argument is supported throughout by a number of very useful tables on agricultural production and on exports, some in the body of the text and some in appendices. The bibliography is valuable." -- The International Journal of African Historical Studies