10 Bofi Forager and Farmer Families

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Central African Families:  Central African Families:  Bofi Farmers and Foragers Bofi Farmers and Foragers SFL 354 SFL 354
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Bofi Foragers and Farmers What did you learn?
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Bofi Foragers and Farmers:  Differences and Similarities Cultural History: Language – same for both groups today Bofi foragers appear to be formerly of the Aka  cultural group but sometime in late 1800’s adopted  the Bofi language
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Bofi Foragers and Farmers:  Differences and Similarities Subsistence: Foragers: hunting and gathering in the rainforest,  with small gardens. Trading with farmers for  manioc (also called cassava, a high-starch/energy  tuber). Farmers: maintain large gardens where manioc and  other crops (coffee, maize, peantus, yams, okra,  fruits) are cultivated.  Some hunting and foraging  are done but most of “forest items” are acquired in  trade with foragers.
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Bofi Foragers and Farmers:  Differences and Similarities Division-of-Labor and Gender Roles: Foragers: Men and women forage together.  They  also hunt together, albeit with different  assignments (based on gender).  Some specialized  hunting duties for men and they specialize in  collecting honey while women do most of daily  foraging.  Farmers: men burn and clear the fields, while  women do most of farming (planting, harvesting,  weeding, processing the crops).  Men spend most  of their time trading, hunting and politicking.
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Bofi Foragers and Farmers:  Differences and Similarities Division-of-Labor and Adult-Child Roles: Foragers: Families (adults and children) forage and  hunt together – daily interactions and cooperation. Farmers: Women and older girls work in the  fields, younger children stay at home caring for  even younger children, and men are in the village  trading and politicking.  Very little interactions  between family members in typical day.
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Bofi Foragers and Farmers:  Differences and Similarities Social organization: Both groups are  organized and live in patriarchal groups and  both groups marry exogamously (outside of  own clan). Foragers: egalitarian, no hierarchical differences  between individuals on the basis of abilities or  between groups on the basis of age or gender.   Exceptions are in terms of healers and midwives. Foragers: Teasing and “demand sharing” help them  stay equal, personal autonomy and non-judgment of  others highly valued
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Bofi Foragers and Farmers:  Differences and Similarities Social organization: Both groups are  organized and live in patriarchal groups and  both groups marry exogamously (outside of  own clan). Farmers: hierarchical differences based on status in the 
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