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


Marleen explains...


This is not as complicated as

it looks


Household formation


Preparing for the first year


You think subsistence agriculture is hard work? It is all

about management and crucial decision making:

tough talking.


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


Meticulous planning


A free lunch?


The most difficult task: feeding the family

after harvest


How do real farmers do it without calculator?


Feed your family first, then yourself


Valentina managing her household(s) very

effectively


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


Score sheet


All agree: a very useful teaching device


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