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Food Expenditures in Rural Households in the Northern Region of Ghana

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  • Meng, Ting
  • Florkowski, Wojciech J.
  • Kolavalli, Shashidhara
  • Ibrahim, Mohammed
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    The objective of the paper is to identify farmer and farm characteristics that determine the food expenditure in rural households in the Northern Region of Ghana. The results indicate income, implicit wealth, age, family structure, cultivation staple or cash crop, and buying dry goods in bulks are the major determinants.

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    Paper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2012 Annual Meeting, February 4-7, 2012, Birmingham, Alabama with number 119716.

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    Date of creation: 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:saea12:119716

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    Keywords: Northern Ghana; Farm characteristics; Food expenditure; Consumer/Household Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety;

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    1. Sean Field & Oliver Masakure & Spencer Henson, 2010. "Rethinking localization--a low-income country perspective: the case of Asian vegetables in Ghana," Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, Cambridge Political Economy Society, vol. 3(2), pages 261-277.
    2. Al-Hassan, Ramatu M. & Diao, Xinshen, 2007. "Regional disparities in Ghana: Policy options and public investment implications," GSSP working papers 2, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
    3. Han, Tong & Wahl, Thomas I., 1998. "China'S Rural Household Demand For Fruit And Vegetables," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 30(01), July.
    4. Pitt, Mark M & Rosenzweig, Mark R, 1985. "Health and Nutrient Consumption across and within Farm Households," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 67(2), pages 212-23, May.
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