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Smallholder capacity for agricultural commercialisation
March 26, 2020

Much of the agricultural economics literature has defined smallholder commercialisation as a virtuous cycle in which small-scale producers increasingly engage and integrate with markets, and as a result, raise their incomes and living standards. Yet, a significant proportion of these farmers face high risks that often result in rather short engagements with markets. Risks stem… Read more »

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African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) 2019 – Accra, Ghana, 3-6 September
August 13, 2019

“AGRF is the world’s premier forum for African agriculture, pulling together stakeholders in the agricultural landscape to discuss and commit to programs, investments, and policies to achieve an inclusive and sustainable agricultural transformation across the continent.” AGRF is upon us again, with this year’s theme of “Grow Digital: Leveraging Digital Transformation to Drive Sustainable Food… Read more »

RESEARCH OBJECTIVES

For more detailed information about our research in Ghana, download our country brochure. APRA is working in Ghana to conduct quantitative and qualitative research to: 

  • Examine the impacts of oil palm commercialisation models on household welfare in Ahanta West and Mpohor districts;
  • Analyse cocoa production in eastern and western Ghana via longitudinal studies;
  • Explore the different pathways young people use to get themselves started in farming;
  • Assess key policy issues associated with changing patterns of agricultural commercialisation through -
  • (a) An analysis of policy incentives for business investment in agricultural commercialisation;
  • (b) An evaluation of the political economy of tractors and the new state-business nexus.

Contact Person: Joseph Yaro | yarojoe@yahoo.com

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