IMPACT OF ROW-PLANTING ADOPTION ON PRODUCTIVITY OF RICE FARMING IN NORTHERN GHANA

Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics, RAAE, VOL.19, No. 2/2016

ARTICLE TYPE: REGULAR ARTICLE
RECORD ONLINE: 09.10.2016
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KEYWORDS:
Rice productivity, row-planting technology, PSM, endogenous switching regression
DOI NUMBER:
10.15414/raae.2016.19.02.19-28
ABSTRACT:
This paper employed the endogenous switching regression and propensity score matching methods to analyse the impact of row-planting technology on rice productivity using 470 rice farms in Northern Ghana. The empirical findings showed that the adoption of row-planting technology exerted greater positive impact on rice yields of smallholder farmers. In addition, rice yields of adopters and non-adopters are driven by farm inputs, socioeconomic, institutional and technological factors. We suggest that achieving self-sufficiency in rice and rural economic transformation in sub-Saharan Africa requires promotion of agricultural technologies including row-planting. Different specific policy interventions are also required to promote rice yields for adopters and non-adopters.
JEL CODES:
Q1, Q16 Q12
PAGES:
19 - 28
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Emmanuel DONKOR, Enoch OWUSU-SEKYERE, Victor OWUSU, Henry JORDAAN (2016) Impact Of Row-planting Adoption On Productivity Of Rice Farming In Northern Ghana. Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics. XIX (Number 2, 2016): 19-28. doi: 10.15414/raae.2016.19.02.19-28
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