oa East African Geographical Review - Market development in central southern Burundi

Volume 1974, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 1937-6812



Burundi lies by the western arm of the Great Rift Valley, at the head of Lake Tanganyika, and shares frontiers with Zaire, Rwanda and Tanzania. This study centres on that region of Burundi known as Bututsi, an undulating plateau at an altitude of approximately 1800 to 2200 metres. An outline will be given of the development of markets from traditional times, through the colonial experience to the present. A discussion is held on the nature of the market system of this area in the light of present theory and with reference to the information gathered during fieldwork.

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