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Illicit livelihoods: drug crops and development in Africa

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This article assesses the impact of drugs on agricultural production, trade and livelihoods more broadly by focusing on cannabis and khat in Lesotho, Nigeria and Kenya. It actively engages with research that has recently begun to explore the links between drugs and development in Africa and challenges some of its key assumptions. It argues that based on the available empirical evidence, the causalities between drugs and underdevelopment are not apparent. It proposes a more nuanced understandi...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1080/03056244.2016.1170676

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
OSGA
Sub department:
African Studies
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Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
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Volume:
43
Issue:
148
Pages:
174-189
Publication date:
2016-06-27
Acceptance date:
2016-03-22
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ISSN:
1740-1720
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uuid:f30d4ae2-789c-4f37-9f6e-9029fd14fa6e
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pubs:619544
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619544
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2016-05-06

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