Okali Quick money and power - tomatoes and livelihood building in rural Brong Ahafo
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    Okali Quick money and power - tomatoes and livelihood building in rural Brong Ahafo Okali Quick money and power - tomatoes and livelihood building in rural Brong Ahafo Presentation Transcript

    • Quick Money and Power: Tomatoes &Livelihood Building in Rural Brong Ahafo Christine Okali & James Sumberg
    • How young women & men make use of agriculture -- vs -- Policy & programmes
    • The case: Pamdu village• Population approx. 800• Good transportation & market access• Year-round farming with riverside irrigation• Active markets for land & labour
    • Launching independent lives demands capital
    • Young men & women have different interestsTheir different obligations determine how they engage with tomatoes
    • Social relations allowcapital accumulation through tomato production
    • Some farm in order to leave farming: “Instrumental Agriculture”
    • Dry season tomatoes are a young person’s crop: “Shifting cultivation”
    • Objective of agricultural policy should not be tosolve ‘the youth problem’ Objective of youth policy should not be to keepyoung people on the land