The Italo-African Institute
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CTA. 1990. The Italo-African Institute. Spore 29. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The Italo-African Institute was created at the initiative of a group of politicians and scholars at the beginning of this century. It is the oldest body in Italy concerned with cooperation with the African continent. The Institute includes a...
The Italo-African Institute was created at the initiative of a group of politicians and scholars at the beginning of this century. It is the oldest body in Italy concerned with cooperation with the African continent. The Institute includes a national documentation centre on African research carried out in Italy. It has its own collection of books written by specialized working groups. Noteworthy among these Collections are the following: Studies on African History and Politics, African Studies, African Notebooks, and Lecture Notes for a Better Understanding of Africa. Moreover, an extensive documentation centre provides readers with many studies on specific development problems. Food self-sufficiency and security, agricultural development, the analysis of rural societies, the study of development projects and macro-economic research are among the main subjects included. A quarterly magazine, Africa, includes studies, notes and papers on various themes and problems related to African countries in the past and present. Its main aim is to promote and strengthen relationships between experts on these questions, wherever they come from. These articles are written by Italian and foreign research workers, mainly of African origin. Newsletter is a trilingual periodical on traditional medicine. Rassagna della stampa periodica italiana ed estera is a half-yearly newsletter about Africa and particularly about Sahelian countries. This review of the specialized international press covers fifty titles. The articles are classified by themes related to development problems. A photocopying and mailing service is available on request. The institute also gathers information on organizations working in international cooperation. The Institute owns a card library with original documents and a photographic library with thousands of pictures of historical and documentary importance. Instituto Italo Africano Centro di Documentazione et Ricerca Via Aldrovandi, 16-00197 Rome, ITALY