297 "qualified success" with regard to the impact of new technology on the culture of the central Gambia. The lesson to be learnt from the programme may have some impact on development programmes in other countries of the "third world" ; in the sense that, according to the author, "the government intensified the programme at a time when many economic factors favoured acceptance of a technological innovation that would allow the increasing number of small production units to utilize their time more efficiently to produce more cash". (p. 262). Finally, William I. Jones writes on "The Food Economy of Ba Duga Djoliba, Mali". "In Ba Duga Djoliba, food production, ...is by far the dominant economic activity", says the writer. This section of the book contains some in- teresting historical analysis - the pre-colonial, colonial, and post-independence periods - of a village of 1,700 people situated, like most of the other studies in the book, in the savannah belt. The dominance of traditional agriculture is emphasized. The impact of co- operative societies as the institution for revolutionizing food production in the village is discussed exhaustively. The impact of the innovation on the society and production technique is adequately covered,
Journal of Asian and African Studies (in 2002 continued as African and Asian Studies) – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1972
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