British Colonial Development Policy After the Second World War: The Case of Sukumaland, Tanganyika

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LIT Verlag Münster, 2010 - History - 364 pages
The concept of "development" is one of the lasting legacies of the late colonial era in Africa. Taking Sukumaland in Tanzania as a reference, this book explores British colonial ideas about rural "development" and examines the results of their application after 1945. Colonial attempts to change African systems of agriculture are discussed extensively and critically assessed. Other issues like the exploitative character of British colonial development policy in the postwar period, the role of cooperatives, and the connection between development policy and decolonisation are also addressed. This book is the published version of author Rohland Schuknecht's doctoral thesis.

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Since British was more affected by the World crisis, her economy was much destroyed, the basic attemp to rescure her economy was trough the so called British rural development policy. it seemed as if it aimed at developing the poor natives, this is economically wrong. many policies were put in place for example settlement scheme, agricultural scheme, development of infrastracture, land conservation scheme and among others. all these aimed at exploiting the poor natives
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