Determinants Of Commercialisation Of Maize Production In The East Akyem District Of Ghana

ABSTRACT The present study quantifies the effects of the determinants of commercialisation of maize production in the East Akyem District of Ghana. The Tobit model is used. The conventional t-test is also performed to examine the differences between the characteristics of the commercial and non-commercial maize farmers in the East Akyem District of Ghana. The study observes, inter alia, that farmer age, marital status, time farmer spends on maize fanning, farming system, whether male family members assist in maize farming, proportion of time family children in the household assist in maize farming, size of land owned by farmer, access to vehicles for conveying produce from village to the nearest market, distance to the nearest health post, farmers own funds, amount of formal credit and amount of informal credit positively influence commercialisation of maize production. It is found that farmers do not generally use new (improved) technology. Yield depends on rain fed agricultural system. Farmers do not have access to agricultural extension services. In order to enhance commercialisation of maize production in the East Akyem District, this study recommends, inter alia, that credit facilities should be made available to farmers in the form of farm inputs: microfinance approaches which are applicable to each locality should be introduced. Finally, a good road network should be developed and maintained throughout the district to create avenues for farmers to have vehicles to convey maize from farmers’ farm to the nearest market. Suggestions for future research are also made in the study

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OSEIABOAGYE, N (2021). Determinants Of Commercialisation Of Maize Production In The East Akyem District Of Ghana. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/determinants-of-commercialisation-of-maize-production-in-the-east-akyem-district-of-ghana

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OSEIABOAGYE, NOAH "Determinants Of Commercialisation Of Maize Production In The East Akyem District Of Ghana" Afribary. Afribary, 12 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/determinants-of-commercialisation-of-maize-production-in-the-east-akyem-district-of-ghana. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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OSEIABOAGYE, NOAH . "Determinants Of Commercialisation Of Maize Production In The East Akyem District Of Ghana". Afribary, Afribary, 12 Apr. 2021. Web. 13 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/determinants-of-commercialisation-of-maize-production-in-the-east-akyem-district-of-ghana >.

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OSEIABOAGYE, NOAH . "Determinants Of Commercialisation Of Maize Production In The East Akyem District Of Ghana" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 13, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/determinants-of-commercialisation-of-maize-production-in-the-east-akyem-district-of-ghana