Most of West Africa's farmers grow crops on?
Most of the West African farmers grow crops on community land. Villages have small land patches where anyone in the village is free to grow crops. A lot of the crops are used for subsistence.
Some of the hardships that farmers had to face were railroads charging excessive prices for farmers in the West to ship/store crops than those in the East, the price of crops was decreasing, and farmers had to mortgage their land to buy more property, which the banks would foreclose. Does this help?
Why was the Mississippi river so important to the American farmers who lived west of the Appalachian Mountains?
The Mississippi River opened boat and barge service that allowed farmers to sell there crops for cash. These crops were then transported down river to Gulf Coast seaports and shipped to Northern and Overseas Markets. This cash in turn, allowed he farmers to purchase goods and equipment that had been shipped up the river. Additionally, the river offered a source of fresh water for livestock and crops.
The displaced farmers became the migrants described in John Steinbeck's, Grapes of Wrath. Families from Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas, packed what they could in cars and trucks and headed west. Most were aiming for California where they would become a class of migrant farmers, following the crops during the harvesting season.
Fairtrade is a charitable scheme that aims to ensure that farmers who grow crops for crops for consumption in the West get a fair price for their goods. As massive supermarket chains have continued to grow- WalMart, Tesco etc, they have forced down the rice of goods like bananas, cocoa, etc. Fairtrade makes farmers work together at selling their goods, thus increasing their profits as the cost on middlemen is reduced. This money they can…