Africulture: A role-playing game to experience gender roles in subsistence farming.
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Africulture: A role-playing game to experience gender roles in subsistence farming
The simulation game ‘Africulture’ was played on Tuesday 4 April 2001 on the initiative of the section of Development Economics. Participating were students with some background in Development Economics or Rural Economics, as well as staff from the DevEc section. Below pictures of the event.
Waiting for start of the game
This is not as complicated as
Preparing for the first year
You think subsistence agriculture is hard work? It is all
about management and crucial decision making:
Allocation of labour to agricultural tasks
and household chores.
Hans(l) should know how to play this game: he has
written a PhD thesis on household economics
A free lunch?
The most difficult task: feeding the family
How do real farmers do it without calculator?
Feed your family first, then yourself
Valentina managing her household(s) very
Tough negotiations, but also great fun
Hans left one household for another
Small households also trying to survive
Marleen manages the graveyard: many babies
didn’t make it
Is it enough to try my luck in town?
The urban economy: a gambling house
What is the calorie-equivalent of 1 Afri?
Farm households’ terms of trade
Casava and beans labour allocation sheet
All agree: a very useful teaching device