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Oil Palm Processing in Ghana: Hanging In, Stepping Up and Stepping Out
October 3, 2019

Oil palm production has been a lifelong activity for many farmers in south-western Ghana. Although oil palm could be harvested throughout the year, production peaks from January to May.  Like other crops of this nature, one would expect prices to fall or rise with production quantities. However, this is not always the case, as the… Read more »

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Oil Palm Processing in Ghana: Hanging In, Stepping Up and Stepping Out
October 3, 2019

Oil palm production has been a lifelong activity for many farmers in south-western Ghana. Although oil palm could be harvested throughout the year, production peaks from January to May.  Like other crops of this nature, one would expect prices to fall or rise with production quantities. However, this is not always the case, as the… 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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