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 ir...
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 kee...
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Okali Quick money and power - tomatoes and livelihood building in rural Brong Ahafo

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

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