Quick Money and Power: Tomatoes and Livelihood Building in Rural Brong Ahafo, Ghana

This article uses the example of small-scale, labor-intensive tomato production in Brong Ahafo, Ghana to explore youth engagement in the agri-food sector in Africa.  It emphasizes the heterogeneity of youth, and that their patterns of youth farming vary: “from short-term involvement in small-scale, labor-intensive commercial farming or agri-business activities, to lifelong but fluid and shifting engagement with different crops and types of production.” It calls for policy makers to acknowledge these different scenarios and not rely on a single “youth in agriculture problem.”


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