3rd World Farmer is a serious, thought-provoking survival and business strategy simulation game where you have to manage an impoverished African farm in the dried out Sub-Saharan desert. This is an exceptional role playing game, and gives students a first hand insight into the extreme challenges faced by the starving, struggling farmers of the developing nations. You have to make tough moral and survival decisions in order to provide for your underprivileged family while enduring droughts, disease, poverty, corruption and war. How ethical will you be when you need to pay your ailing family’s food and medical bills? Will you accept virtual money for storing chemical waste or housing terrorists?
The deal is: Your mission is to help the head of the family turn this developing nation farm into a commercial success! You must carefully budget and decide which crops to grow each year to survive. There are several crops to choose from (corn, wheat, cotton and peanuts) and some prove to be more risky than others providing potentially large earnings or huge losses. Make enough money to invest in the necessary tools such as plows, harvesters, and tractors to improve crop yields. Increase your capital by investing in essential buildings such as sheds, wells, and barns. Remember , all investments have risks!! For example, wells dry up, barns can be destroyed, and livestock can be stolen. Don’t get too greedy! You must prioritize your family’s health first, or they may weaken and be struck down by a deadly disease.