Portraits of family farming in West Africa

Issue paper
, 32 pages
PDF (262.32 KB)
English, Français
Published: April 2005
Drylands Issue Paper
ISBN: 9781843695639
Product code:9549IIED

This paper shows that the stereotyped image of family farming as archaic and hide-bound is fase through presenting three family farms, in Ghana, Senegal and Mali. Like the case studies presented, throughout West Africa there are many examples of small-scale producers who have established economically viable farms And who are contributing to the sustainable management of local natural resources. This paper is part of IIEDs programme on the transformations in West African agriculture and the future of family farms.

Cite this publication

Tan, S. Guèye, M. (eds) (2005). Portraits of family farming in West Africa. .
Available at https://www.iied.org/9549iied