n Institute of African Studies Research Review - Looking up to the victims : land scarcity and women's role in food provisioning in the Ghana-Togo border area

Volume 19, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0855-4412



This article has shown that even though women in a cash crop growing area on the Ghana side of the Ghana-Togo border played virtually no role in the transfer of land to migrant farmers, it was they who, either as wives or heads of household, faced the responsibility of dealing with household food insecurity that had resulted from the transfer of the land. Thus, the paper suggests that, in collaboration with its development partners, the Government of Ghana should assist these women to develop alternative income-earning enterprises that de-emphasize land as the only means of earning livelihood in the area.

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