IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

Urban Agriculture: Factors Affecting the Decision to Grow Vegetables in Tamale Metropolis

Listed author(s):
  • Seidu Al-Hassan
Registered author(s):

    The study utilizes cross-sectional data obtained from 196 urban agriculturalists (136 vegetable farmers and 56 non-vegetable farmers) to examine the factors that determine the cultivation of vegetables in the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly of the northern region of Ghana. The results indicate that vegetable production in the study area is influenced by different factors such as extension service, the use of inorganic fertilizer (manure) and the availability of farm land. Existing extension agents should be trained in modern vegetable production techniques, who should, in turn, train the vegetable farmers. The emphasis should be on quality seed production, seed variety, diversification and quality control. Also, the extension service delivery should be directed towards efficient application of manure. This can be achieved by encouraging vegetable farmers to form cooperatives in order to have a better network with livestock producer associations. Another recommendation is that policy makers should consider providing large and suitable irrigable lands for vegetable production.

    To our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
    1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
    2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
    3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.

    Article provided by IUP Publications in its journal The IUP Journal of Agricultural Economics.

    Volume (Year): VI (2009)
    Issue (Month): 2 (April)
    Pages: 51-63

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:icf:icfjag:v:06:y:2009:i:2:p:51-63
    Contact details of provider:

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:icf:icfjag:v:06:y:2009:i:2:p:51-63. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (G R K Murty)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.