An RRA Case Study: the Cotton Project in the Gambia

ODA
Publication year: 
1981

The paper discusses a project which aimed to acheive agricultural diversification by encouraging the production of cotton in the Gambia. An evaluation was carried out by the ODA's food strategy group in association with the Ministry of Agriculture. The object of the rapid appraisal was to identity constraints in its expansion, to examine the distribution of its benefits between and within households and to assess its potential as a cash crop alternative to groundnuts. The methodology of the appraisal is decribed, which involved investigating the organization of farm labour and technical aspects of cultivation.

Interest groups: 
Donor agencies, agriculturalists, governments, economists, researchers and those working at the community and project level.
Source publication information
Series: 
IDS Bulletin 12(4)
Pages: 
pp. 53-55
In: 
Rapid Rural Appraisal: social structure and rural economy
Publisher
IDS
IDS Publications Office, Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9RE, UK. E-mail: ids.books@sussex.ac.uk
Brighton, UK
Editor: 
R. Longhurst
Holdings: 
IDS MET1
Publisher reference: 
Institute of Development Studies

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Shelfmark in IDS Resource Centre
D : Agriculture 86