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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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  • Meng, Ting & Florkowski, Wojciech J. & Kolavalli, Shashidhara & Ibrahim, Mohammed, 2012. "Food Expenditures in Rural Households in the Northern Region of Ghana," 2012 Annual Meeting, February 4-7, 2012, Birmingham, Alabama 119716, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saea12:119716
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.119716
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