Title: Revisiting the "Economy of Affection" : Linking farmers to markets in rural Senegal
Authors: Willems, Roos #
Issue Date: 2009
Conference: Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Conference location:Santa Fe (New Mexico) date:17-21 March 2009
Abstract: The “linking farmers to markets” theme has become very popular among international, governmental and non-governmental agencies who deal with poverty alleviation in Africa. The emphasis on the importance of working with farmers organizations in the linking of farmers to markets tends however to overshadow the field of tensions between the functioning of liberal market based economies and the day-to-day socio-cultural realities of smallholder farmers. In this paper, based on five years of practical experience with Senegalese farmers, the author analyses the logics of global market systems and those of Senegalese smallholder farmers in an economic anthropology framework.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Interculturalism, Migration and Minorities Research Centre
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