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How Do New Cash Crops Spread or Not Spread?: The Case of Rice in a Suburban Area, Ghana

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  • Tachibana, Towa
  • Sakurai, Takeshi

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This paper examines the determinants of rice-cultivation adoption in inland-valley bottom areas in Ghana. In West African countries, surging import of rice has shown farmers a new and potentially huge income source. Around the second largest urban area in Ghana, Kumsi, there are inland-valley bottoms which are suitable for rain-fed rice cultivation. The puzzle is that not much part of these inland-valley bottoms has been utilized for rice production. In 2001, in four villages around Kumasi, we conducted a detailed household survey both on lowland-rice and upland-maize farmers. We found that the profit from lowland-rice cultivation was significantly lower than that from upland-maize farming. This paper also examines our predictions made from the profit comparisons in 2001 with the results of rice-farmer census conducted in 2011 in the same four villages.

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  • Tachibana, Towa & Sakurai, Takeshi, 2012. "How Do New Cash Crops Spread or Not Spread?: The Case of Rice in a Suburban Area, Ghana," Discussion Paper Series 569, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
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    1. de Mel, Suresh & McKenzie, David J. & Woodruff, Christopher, 2009. "Measuring microenterprise profits: Must we ask how the sausage is made?," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 88(1), pages 19-31, January.
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