African Farmer is a free, open source online game that simulates the complex decisions and uncertainties faced by small-scale farmers living in Sub-Saharan Africa. Your challenge is to manage a farming household in a village. You need to make decisions on what to grow, what to buy and how to feed your family – and then see the results of those decisions. You must take care of your farm and your family’s health – but watch out for price rises, bad weather and disease!

The game was developed by a team from the University of Sussex and Future Agricultures Consortium, dedicated to research, analysis and comment on the politics of agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. 

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