Research Papers/Topics in Agric Business And Financial Management

Agricultural Technology Adoption And Market Participation Among Smallholder Rice Farmers In Northern Ghana

ABSTRACT In recent years the contribution of rice production from northern Ghana to national production has declined, thereby raising concerns of productivity. This study is carried out to examine agricultural technology adoption and market participation among smallholder rice farmers in northern Ghana. A sample size of 429 rice farming households from the Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions was used for the study. Multivariate probit model was used to estimate adoption of i...

The Effect Of Clustering On Profitability Among Small Scale Palm Oil Processors In The Birim North District Of Ghana

ABSTRACT The study was undertaken to examine the effect of clustering on profitability among small scale palm oil processing enterprises in the Birim North district of Ghana. The study sought to examine the nature of clustering among palm oil processing enterprises, the net income derived from clusters and the extent of cluster influence on profitability among small scale palm oil processors. A multistage sampling was employed to select 200 respondents for the study. Principal Component...

Effects Of Organizational Communication On Administrative Performance Of Staff In The University Of Education, Winneba

ABSTRACT Communication in a multi-campus University is perceived to be riddled with delays, distortions, high cost or reduction in quality of information flow within and/or across campuses and consequently affect performance. The study examined the effects of organizational communication on administrative performance of staff in the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana with the application of the System theory and a developed conceptual framework. The mixed research design was used an...

Analysis Of Causes And Management Of Agricultural Loan Default By Rural Banks In The Northern Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT Agriculture is important in developing countries because of the role it plays in attaining food security and rural economic stability. Financing the agriculture sector however, has been a challenge because of the sector‟s exposure to exogenous risk factors, limited collateral of clients and the seasonal nature of agricultural production. As a result of these risks that result in loan default, financial institutions in Ghana allocate a rather small share of their loan portfoli...

Determinants Of Microcredit Access And F Farmers’ Investment In Small Scale Peri-urban Agriculture: A Case Study Of Dzorwulu Vegetable Farmers

Agriculture accounts for a lot of land use in most of the developing countries; hence it is probably the single most powerful influence on environmental quality. Agriculture remains the principal livelihood of the rural poor (Malik, 1999). Agriculture has been the backbone of the Ghanaian economy. Agriculture is very vital to society. It helps to alleviate poverty, provide food security and economic growth. It is the backbone of many African economies especially Ghana...

Contribution Of Crumbled Feed To Cost Reduction In Broiler Production: A Field Experiment

ABSTRACTThe ultimate goal of the study is to assess the crumbled feed technology with respect to its contribution in cost savings in per unit cost of production in broiler via a field experiment. The experiment was carried out using 294 broiler day-old-chicks divided into two groups; control and treatment, with three replications each. Each replication consisted of 49 birds. The experiment was carried out for six weeks, which means two weeks saved from the actual 8 weeks farmers keep the bird...

Assessing The Food Security Status And Production Constraints Of Cocoa Farming Households In The Ashanti Region

ABSTRACTFood security is when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. Foreign income generated from cocoa production serves as the backbone of the economy of Ghana, yet the high poverty prevalence amongst cocoa farming households affect greatly their food security status which in the long run leads to low production outputs. Therefore, this study seeks t...

Perception Of Final Year Undergraduate Students Of Agriculture At The University Of Ghana On Self-Employment In Agribusiness

ABSTRACTAgriculture has been the backbone of Ghana’s economy for several decades. A continuous decline in the agricultural sector contribution to GDP over the years with increasing unemployment among graduates has raised concerns among researchers. The sector is dominated by aging and illiterate population which has negative impact on productivity and technology adoption. The educated youth who can contribute positively to the development of the sector are not taking advantage of opportunit...

Livestock Farmers’ Willingness To Pay For Cattle Insurance In The Northern Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACTLivestock production is very crucial to improving the livelihoods of smallholder livestock farmers in Ghana. However, these farmers are faced with risks associated with livestock production which affect their income and stability in the livestock business. Most of these risks they face are due to natural factors. It is, therefore, necessary to provide insurance for the farmers. This paper examines livestock farmers’ willingness to pay for cattle insurance in the Northern region of G...

Technical Efficiency Of Tomato Farmers In The Ashanti Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to assess the technical efficiency of tomato farmers in the Ashanti region of Ghana using the stochastic frontier methodology. The study looked at the productivity levels of tomato farmers, examined the determinants of technical inefficiency of tomato farmers and analysed the constraints generally facing tomato production in the region. A total of 150 tomato farmers in three districts namely Offinso South, Offinso North and Asante Akim North in the...

Comparative Analysis Of The Profitability Of On-Farm And Institutional Storage Of Maize In The Ejura Sekyere-Dumase District Of Ghana

ABSTRACT The research was conducted during the minor season at Sekyere Dumase and Bonyon towns and their environs in the Ejura Sekyere-Dumase District o f Ghana. The objective of the research was to find out in comparative terms the profitability o f on-farm and institutional storage o f maize. The research also found out size and distributions of reasons why farmers/traders prefer one storage system to other, ranked the identified constraints/problems that influence preference for eac...

Agglomeration Externalities, Productivity And Technical Efficiency Of Soybean Farms In The Upper East And Upper West Regions Of Ghana

ABSTRACT The study set out to identify agglomeration externalities in Ghana’s soybean sector and to assess soybean output elasticities with respect to input-use. The study also analyzed the technical efficiency levels in the soybean sector and the effect of agglomeration externalities on productivity and technical efficiency of soybean farms. The study identifies some components of agglomeration externalities across the soybean sector and defines agglomeration externalities by two ...

Profitability Of Rice Production: A Comparative Analysis Of System Of Rice Intensification And Conventional Method In The Kassena-Nankana East District Of Ghana

ABSTRACT The System of Rice Intensification involves transplanting single, young seedlings in wider spacing and in a square pattern, and an intermittent water application in the field. The conventional method involves broadcasting rice seeds or randomly (or densely) transplanting rice seedlings and flooding the field with water throughout the production season. Rice production in Ghana is primarily done using the conventional method of production. However, the conventional method of ric...

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 fa...

Willingness Of Poultry Agribusiness Workers To Participate In The Informal Voluntary Pension Scheme In The Kumasi Metropolis Of The Ashanti Region In Ghana

ABSTRACT Pension contributions address old age income, insecurity and vulnerability and also improve the standard of living. It is the only investment that qualifies an individual to enjoy regular income, and other benefits till death, after contributing for a minimum number of years. This thesis therefore assessed poultry agribusiness workers’ perception, knowledge and attitude towards informal voluntary pension. It also assessed the factors that influence a poultry workers’ cho...


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