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Animal traction in Ghana:

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  • Houssou, Nazaire
  • Kolavalli, Shashidhara
  • Bobobee, Emmanuel
  • Owusu, Victor

Abstract

The recent interest of the government of Ghana in agricultural mechanization has largely focused on the provision of tractors and imported machinery to the farming population. Animal traction has not received much attention from the country’s policymakers. The strong demand for mechanization services (Houssou et al., 2012; Benin et al., 2012) and inadequate number of tractors to meet the demand in the country call for more effective use of other power sources for the agriculture sector. Using a survey of farmers who use draft animals and focus group discussions with farmers and key informants in the sector, this research examines the use of animal traction and analyses the major constraints to its widespread use in Northern Ghana.

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  • Houssou, Nazaire & Kolavalli, Shashidhara & Bobobee, Emmanuel & Owusu, Victor, 2013. "Animal traction in Ghana:," GSSP working papers 34, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  • Handle: RePEc:fpr:gsspwp:34
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    1. Diao, Xinshen & Silver, Jed & Takeshima, Hiroyuki, 2016. "Agricultural mechanization and agricultural transformation:," IFPRI discussion papers 1527, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
    2. Houssou, Nazaire & Chapoto, Antony, 2014. "The changing landscape of agriculture in Ghana: Drivers of farm mechanization and its impacts on cropland expansion and intensification:," IFPRI discussion papers 1392, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
    3. repec:spr:ssefpa:v:9:y:2017:i:5:d:10.1007_s12571-017-0716-9 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Houssou, Nazaire & Diao, Xinshen & Kolavalli, Shashi, 2014. "Can the private sector lead agricultural mechanization in Ghana?:," GSSP policy notes 4, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
    5. Benin, Samuel, 2014. "Impact of Ghana’s agricultural mechanization services center program:," IFPRI discussion papers 1330, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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