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Community, cohesion and context: agrarian development and religion in Eastern Region, Ghana

Författare:
  • Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt
  • Göran Djurfeldt
  • Daniel Bruce Sarpong
Publiceringsår: 2014
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 78-89
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Geoforum
Volym: 52
Dokumenttyp: Artikel i tidskrift
Förlag: Elsevier

Abstract english

The role of community based dynamics in successful agrarian development is considered through comparing two neighbouring villages in Ghana, with similar agro-ecological conditions and market access: one, Gyedi, is a religious community and the other, Apaa, is not. While the direct role of religion in promoting agrarian development is limited, interaction with extension staff in Gyedi enables farmers to avoid problems characteristic of smallholder realities in Africa in general. Skills intensive technologies and internal market co-ordination promoted by community cohesion are key explanations for diverging development trajectories. The role of tenancy arrangements in diverging trajectories, pointing to the potential challenges for pro-poor agricultural growth strategies in other settings.

Keywords

  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
  • Human Geography

Other

Published
  • Afrint project
  • Afrint team-lup-obsolete
  • ISSN: 1872-9398
Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt
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