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Periodical article Periodical article
Title:African Enterprise in the Mangrove Trade: The case of Lamu
Author:Curtin, P.D.
Periodical:Actes du Colloque Entreprises et Entrepreneurs en Afrique (XIXe et XXe siecles): Connaissance du Tiers Monde
Geographic term:Kenya
Economy - trade
Lamu - economy
Abstract:The mangrove trade between East Africa and the Persian Gulf, where the poles are used for building purposes, has a long history. This article describes the organization of the production; the government's attempts to regulate the cutting and the marketing and the changes due to the economic vicisstitudes in the area. (Source: ASC Documentation).