Selection criteria and planning approaches to the rural trade and production centres A case study of Luanda
This study sets out to establish and test the criteria for selecting ·Rural Trade and Production Centres. The study area is Luanda in Kakamega District. Jhe study was conducted by collecting data on relationships between the centre and the hinterland in terms of agriculture, trade and industrial activities. The relationships among.various sectors of the economy at Luanda was es.tablished. It was visualized that an urban centre whose economy has potential resouces for expansion can be internally stimulated and supported by service provision. The results showed that in order to set a viable RTPe consideration should go to the potential rather that service provision. The method adopted for this study is appropriate for selecting and planning for Rural Trade and Production Centres.