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Regional Development in Africa

Edited by Norbert Edomah

Pan-Atlantic University

Regional development is a broad term but can be seen as a general effort to reduce regional disparities by supporting (employment and wealth-generating) economic activities in regions. In the past, regional development policy tended to try to achieve these objectives by means of large-scale infrastructure development and by attracting inward investment” (OECD, 2014).A territorial and regional approach to development is crucial in addressing regional challenges, regional economic competitiveness, and reducing socio-economic discrepancies. This book provides a forum to articulate and discuss Africa’s regional development issues in view of the rising opportunities within the African region. This volume contains 14 chapters and is organized in four sections: Introduction; Industry, Trade and Investment in Africa; Agricultural Services and the Water-energy-food Nexus in Africa; and Environmental and Cultural Dimensions to Africa’s Regional Development.

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Regional Development in AfricaEdited by Norbert Edomah

Published: August 19th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78853

ISBN: 978-1-78985-238-7

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-237-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-063-5

Copyright year: 2020

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8342 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

7 Dimensions Citations


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1. Regional Development in Africa: An Overview

By Norbert Edomah


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2. Trade and Investment in South Africa

By Garebangwe Victoria Mabe-Madisa


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3. China-Africa Investments and Economic Growth in Africa

By Isaac Abekah-Koomson and Nwaba Eugene Chinweokwu


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4. Sustainably Growing Guinea’s Bauxite-Aluminum Industry

By Lynnette Widder, Thomas D. Pacioni and Ousmane Bocoum


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5. The Songhai Agroecological Sustainable Development Model: Synergy, Symbiosis, Collaboration, and Complementarity

By John Tharakan


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6. Economic Integration in West Africa: A Reconsideration of the Evidence

By Akpan H. Ekpo


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7. Economic Development of Rural Communities in Sub-Saharan Africa through Decentralized Energy-Water-Food Systems

By Johannes Winklmaier, Sissi Adeli Bazan Santos and Tobias Trenkle


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8. World Trade Organization’s Trade Liberalization Policy on Agriculture and Food Security in West Africa

By Emeka C. Iloh, Michael Nwokedi, Chijioke Francis Onyebukwa and Queeneth Ekeocha


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9. Agricultural Production Amid Conflict: Implications for Africa’s Regional Development

By Jude Uwaoma Nwachukwu


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10. The Role of International Donors in Aquaculture Development in Africa

By Olufemi Julius Olapade


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11. The Role of Culture in Achieving Sustainable Agriculture in South Africa: Examining Zulu Cultural Views and Management Practices of Livestock and Its Productivity

By Adetoyese Ade. Adeyemo and Ekuyikeno Silas


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12. A Gender Analysis of the Determinants of Youth Unemployment in Côte d’Ivoire

By Ibrahima Sy and Akrassi Kouakou Evrard Kouame


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13. The Factors Influencing SMEs Growth in Africa: A Case of SMEs in Zimbabwe

By Kosmas Njanike


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14. Solid Waste Management in Africa: Governance Failure or Development Opportunity?

By Linda Godfrey, Mohamed Tawfic Ahmed, Kidane Giday Gebremedhin, Jamidu H.Y. Katima, Suzan Oelofse, Oladele Osibanjo, Ulf Henning Richter and Arsène H. Yonli


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