Agricultural and Extension education in Ghana relies heavily on traditional visit and transfermethods to impact new knowledge to farmers. Much effort and resources are thus expended toextend agricultural information to the farmer at his farm. Not much is done at the family level toidentify social problems that can hinder the farm family from achieving their maximum potential.Although agriculture remains the backbone of most of Ghanaian economies, the genderedaspects – such as the sexual division of labor, and sex-differences in access to land and credit,and even marketing of produce – receive little attention and continue to hamper the developmentof the sector. This paper presents evidence of how boys aged from 9 to 12 years, form notionsand expectations of masculinity around household tasks and how boys differ in responsibility formajor decision making regarding childbirth, contraception and safe sex from girls of similarage. The authors explore alternative approaches that involve bringing young people to a betterunderstanding of themselves. We also discuss how extension can be remodelled to address someof the problems faced by the youth in the agricultural and other sectors in Ghana.

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