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Title:Patterns of Resource Allocation and Rural Development in Nigeria: The Case for Forestry
Author:Enabor, Ephraim E.
Periodical:Eastern Africa Journal of Rural Development
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:rural development
revenue allocation
Economics and Trade
Development and Technology
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Abstract:The prospects for rural development in Nigeria depend largely on the patterns of resource allocation between the component sectors of the econonay. Specifically, the resource allocation pattern is described as optimal where it is consistent with the pattern of national resource endowments, given the state of technology. Under an optimal allocation of resources, forestry can make potentially significant contributions to rural development in Nigeria. However, it is erroneous to consider rural development solely in the frame of economic analysis without reference to the role of political factors, which frequently set the limits to the progress of the rural areas. The paper is divided into four sections: anatomy of rural backwardness - resource allocation patterns and rural development - forestry and rural development - summary and conclusions. Notes, ref., tab.