Agricultural Development and the Belgian Congo: the Institut National pour l’Etude Agronomique du Congo belge

01 March 2024 → 28 February 2025
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • African history
    • Modern and contemporary history
    • History not elsewhere classified
agriculture history of science African history colonial history development studies
Project description

In my thesis I want to tease out and examine the mutual relationship between science and
development in the Belgian colonial context. Science became a mainstay of development discourses
and practices, while development problems informed scientific programmes. How exactly did this work
in Belgian colonial policy? My case study in this project is INEAC, the National Institute for Agronomy
in Belgian Congo, during the years 1930-1970