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

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.


Issue Date:
Oct 09 2016
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
doi: 10.15414/raae.2016.19.02.19-28 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/254154
Published in:
Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics (RAAE), Volume 19, Number 2
Page range:
19-28
Total Pages:
10
JEL Codes:
Q1; Q16; Q12
Note:
http://roaae.org/issue/review-of-agricultural-and-applied-economics-raae-vol-19-no-22016/?article=impact-of-row-planting-adoption-on-productivity-of-rice-farming-in-northern-ghana




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