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Managing Seasonality in West African Informal Urban Vegetable Markets: The Role of Household Relations

Published on 15 June 2021

Seasonality influences African informal agricultural markets, but existing literature inadequately explores its interactions with market actors’ social relations and livelihood outcomes. Thus, agricultural commercialisation policy ineffectively supports such actors to manage seasonality.

Across Bamako, Ouagadougou and Tamale, we conducted interviews, focus group discussions, and a survey of farmer and marketer profits across seasons. Hot, dry season lettuce transactions performed by marketers are more likely to make profit. Farmers and marketers rely on household and community relations and reproduce gendered skills to optimise profit and secure future income streams. Policies supporting household reproduction, and infrastructure, may best support their marketing activity.

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Bellwood-Howard, I.; Gershon Kodwo Ansah, I.; Arkoh Donkoh, S. and Korbéogo, G. (2021) 'Managing Seasonality in West African Informal Urban Vegetable Markets: The Role of Household Relations', Journal of International Development, 1– 20, https://doi.org/10.1002/jid.3562

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Imogen Bellwood-Howard

Research Fellow

Isaac Gershon Kodwo Ansah

Samuel Arkoh Donkoh

Gabin Korbéogo

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published by
Wiley
doi
10.1002/jid.3562
language
English

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Africa

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