View to the southeast, standing on the small hill west of Kabruno.The mountains in the distance are at the southern end of the Boase range. The village left of center is Gbao. Right of center is Samwa. Banda area, June, 1995.
View to the southeast, standing on the small hill west of Kabruno. The mountains in the distance are those near Boase. Center left are the rooftops of Kabruno. Center right is the village of Dompofie. Between the two in the distance is Gbao. Banda area, June, 1995.
A cashew tree (Anacardium sp.) grows in an agricultural field planted (foreground) with calabash (Lagenaria siceraria). Sampson Attah stands near the tree. Calabash has long been grown as a cash crop for local and regional sale in the Banda area. When cashew trees were first planted in the area from the mid-1990s, they were grown singly or in small numbers. A growing shift to cashew farming in the area during the early 2000s was accompanied by the planting of large stands of cashew trees referred to locally as "plantations." Banda area, June, 1995.