The Dynamics of Rural Change in Dry Agriculture in Sudan: Case Study from Southern Kordofan

"This study briefly reviews previous studies to establish the general terms of reference and to suggest a simple household model, based on household theory, for tracing the production- consumption nexus at the subsistence household level. The study brings into focus the agrarian household's links to the wage economy and to the subsistence production. It uses these two dimensions, firstly, to question current assumptions about the eviction of subsistence peasants, their proletarianisation, and the agrarian development that dominated the discussion on the peasant economy in Sudan, and, secondly to develop an alternative for understanding the factors that govern the agricultural behaviours of the smallholders as well as the dynamics of change in rural Sudan. These two points are explored in a case study of three types of hierarchy of places drawn from Southern Kordofan region."