The gender game
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CTA. 1993. The gender game . Spore 46. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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simulation game Africulture is an aid for training on gender issues in agriculture
The issue of women in development is receiving increasing attention by policy makers, researchers, project staff and educators. However, the level of knowledge and skills concerning the tonic is, in many instances, still inadequate. One of the many factors that contribute to this is the lack of appropriate training aids. The simulation game Africulture is an aid for training on gender issues in agriculture. It stimulates awareness of real-life situations and problems. Participants face the interactions and choices faced day by day within farm households, and they experience the changes to household circumstances which are the result of outside interventions. The model for the game is a typical African circumstance in which land is not a constraint, but severe labour shortages are. These are partly the result of traditional gender roles, including the high domestic workload faced by women in addition to their farming tasks. The farming system model incorporates subsistence crops and cash crops. The domestic scenario includes direct ramifications on child health and mortality. The game is played in a room divided into two parts, the village and the town Players face choices concerning crops, farm inputs, labour input, crop trade, consumption, migration to town, health hazards and so on. The initiative to develop Africulture was taken by ETC Consultants for Development Programmes in the Netherlands and` the game was produced in cooperation with the International Institute for Environment and Development in the UK. ETC organizes short training of trainers workshops for organizations wishing to integrate Africulture in their own training programmes. ETC Consultants for Development Programme - PO Box 64 3830 AB Leusden! THE NETHERLANDS IIED 3 Endsleigh Steet London WC1H ODD, UK