Event Description

Depositing Chemical Waste

A Western chemical company is offering farmers in the region a special deal. They will pay you money for leasing of a few acres, where they can store some of their harmless barrels.

They will pay you: $75

Do you accept the deal?

Depositing Chemical Waste event screenshot – 3rd World Farmer.

In-game Effects

If the deal is accepted, the player will receive the $75 and the barrels will appear with a graphics element on the player’s farm.

The harmless barrels.

There’s a considerable risk that the barrels are not completely harmless and that one farm family member dies from exposure during the year. This is determined by a random check at the end of the season. If a family member dies, a note about it appears on the annual report.

The barrels always disappear again after one year.

External Links

“The Catastrophic Impacts of Pesticides in Developing Countries,” AgriLinks, 2017:

“Synthetic Pesticides in Africa: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” AgriLinks, 2019:

“How Lead Poisoning Is Devastating Countries Around the World,” TIME, 2016:

“Nigeria: ‘World oil pollution capital’,” BBC News, 2010:

“Africa rejects Europe’s ‘dirty diesel’,” DW.com, 2017: