(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1978)

Document title

Rural development and inequality in Casamance (Southern Senegal)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



In the case of the village of Birkama, the effects of agricultural transformation on social and economic inequality are studied. One of the most far reaching changes since independence was the installation of a banana project. The recruitment of participants for the project, strengthened the position of the married men as opposed to that of women and of younger men, and favoured the larger, wealthier and powerful concessions. Althought the social stratification in its main characteristics remained the same, the inequality in income increased the distance between the various layers. This situation is a result of government policy, in which some skillful farmers are favoured above other members of the society. (AGD).


Article of periodic

published at : Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie

Editor :

Millesime : 1978, vol. 69, no1-2 [pp. 68-77]



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