Assembling Export Markets explores the new ‘frontier regions’ of the global fresh produce market that has emerged in Ghana over the past decade.
Represents a major and empirically rich contribution to the emerging field of the social studies of economization and marketization
Offers one of the first ethnographic accounts on the making of global commodity chains ‘from below’
Denaturalizes global markets by unpacking their local engagement, materially entangled construction, need for maintenance, and fragile character
Offers a trans-disciplinary engagement with the construction and extension of market relations in two frontier regions of global capitalism
Critically examines the opportunities and risks for firms and farms in Ghana entering global fresh produce markets
About the Author
Stefan Ouma is Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Geography at the Goethe University of Frankfurt. Being an economic geographer by training, he has worked extensively on global commodity chains, agrifood standards, smallholder agriculture, and contract farming in East and West Africa.