Agrarian Change in Northern Ghana: Public Investment, Capitalist Farming and Famine

  • Andrew Shepherd


There has recently been a famine of unprecedented proportions in north-eastern Ghana, and there have been extensive food shortages throughout the north. Famine and food shortage come in the wake of considerable change in the pattern of development of the north during the last ten years. This paper attempts to interpret these changes, and the disasters which have followed, in the light of the north’s history and of its changing position in the national and international economic context.


Rural Development Rice Farmer Cocoa Producer Colonial Government Cocoa Farmer 
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