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This book examines the contribution of rural manufacturing to central Africa economies, particularly as a service to the agricultural base. Foreign imports and the large-scale centralized manufacture of goods require scarce and expensive foreign exchange, and are therefore an inappropriate means by which to support the development of rural resources. 

Publication Details

  • Published: 1994
  • Publisher: Practical Action
  • ISBN-10: 1853391271
  • ISBN-13: 978-1853391279