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Factors Contributing to Urban Farming


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Though deemed a rural activity, farms are visible in Accra, the pinnacle of urbanism in Ghana. This book provides an in-depth insight into the activity of vegetable cultivation in Accra.The book in part depicts the labour surplus model as all the participants of the study were either unemployed or underemployed. However, the book also shows that explaining the incidence of urban faming with reference to the labour surplus model in isolation is simplistic as other factors such as background exposure to farming also influence the tendency to engage in urban farming. This book also depicts the cultural lag model as all the participants in varying degrees and ways had prior exposure to farming before their decision to engage in urban farming. Given that neither the cultural lag model nor the labour surplus model as independent models adequately explain urban farming, this book proposes a cultural lag/labour surplus nexus model which provides a more nuanced explanation of urban farming by positing that in the decision to farm in the Accra metropolis, both conditions of labour surplus and cultural lag ought to be present concurrently.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC52120
AuthorPrince Asafu-Adjaye
Number of Pages104
Publishing Year2012-01-30T00:00:00.000
Edition1 st
Book TypeSociology
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
In The Box1 Piece
Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com2015-06-08 00:00:00