3rd World Farmer
3rd World Farmer simulates some of the real-world mechanisms that cause and sustain poverty in 3rd World countries. In the game, the player gets to manage an African farm and is soon confronted with the difficult choices that poverty and conflict can cause. As a farm and family management game it has an emotional impact on many players because usually these types of games play out in much easier settings, where it’s always possible to prosper by playing cleverly and making the right game choices. It’s not always like that in 3rd World Farmer.
3rd World Farmer is a great little game to help students understand the hardships of farming as most students today have barely set a foot on a farm. It is free and can take anywhere from ten to 45 minutes. In this lesson we make connections to the Dust Bowl in 1930s United States, although it could easily be modified to fit a number of different subjects. It helps students interact with some of the challenges faced by those farmers and the consequences that followed.
Developed by 3rdWorldFarmer Team
Available on Any Web Browser
Rated: Everyone 10+