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Land Management Practices and Their Effects on Food Crop Yields in Ghana

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  • Asuming-Brempong, Samuel

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Agricultural land use and the management of agricultural lands in Ghana as evidenced from farmer practices have been analysed using descriptive and regression analysis. The analysis shows that different land management practices affect crop yields differently in the different ecological zones. Also, the types of land management practices farmers use differ across the different ecological zones. The policy implication is that agricultural interventions should be developed on the basis of agro-ecological zones, and blanket crop improvement packages should be avoided. The recommended policy action is that food crop farmers should be helped to improve the management of their agricultural lands by ecological zones at two levels. First, the practices that are common and promote agricultural production in each zone should be targeted for improvement. Such a policy will re-orient farmers towards the adoption of more sustainable farm practices. Second, land management practices that are not currently being used by farmers in each zone but have potential to improve crop production should be identified and promoted in the respective agro-ecological zones. A pro-active policy of this kind will provide farmers better land use alternatives in each ecological zone.

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  • Asuming-Brempong, Samuel, 2010. "Land Management Practices and Their Effects on Food Crop Yields in Ghana," 2010 AAAE Third Conference/AEASA 48th Conference, September 19-23, 2010, Cape Town, South Africa 96830, African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE);Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA).
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    1. Gretton, Paul & Salma, Umme, 1997. "Land degradation: links to agricultural output and profitability," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 41(2), June.
    2. Kassie, Menale & Zikhali, Precious & Pender, John & Köhlin, Gunnar, 2009. "Sustainable Agricultural Practices and Agricultural Productivity in Ethiopia: Does Agroecology Matter?," Discussion Papers dp-09-12-efd, Resources For the Future.
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    Land Management; Crop Yields; Ecological Zones; Productivity; Practices; Land Economics/Use;

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