PMMA-19983 Rural nonfarm engagement and agriculture commercialization in Ghana: complements or competitors?

Abstract

The effect of the non-farm economy on agriculture has been evaluated at various levels in the literature. However, examining the link between the non-farm sector and agricultural market engagements has remained grey. The literature tends to implicitly assume that the contribution of the non-farm sector to increased output and farm investments would naturally trickle down to market engagements. Thus, little empirical investigation has been conducted to examine the effect of non-farm engagements on market participation. This study aims to employ endogenous switching probit and generalized structural equation model to provide empirical evidence on the effect of non-farm engagements on market participation of smallholder farmers in Ghana. We propose to use the Ghana Living Standards Survey Round 6 (GLSS6) to achieve the goal of the study. We expect to uncover factors linking these two concepts and on the basis, provide the needed evidence to inform policy in Ghana.


Members

Project leader: Paul Nkegbe

Project researchers: Hamdiyah Alhassan | Shamsia Abdul-Wahab | Edinam Dope Setsoafia | Benjamin Abu | YAZIDU USTARZ

Scientific mentors: Abdelkrim Araar


Working Papers

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Rural Non-Farm Engagement and Agriculture Commercialization in Ghana: Complements or Competitors? 2018-11-27 2.90MB 0 0

Policy Briefs

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Encouraging non-farm work to increase agricultural commercialization in Ghana 2019-03-18 866.45kB 0 0

Proposal

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2017-09-21 360.58kB 0 0

Final report

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Rural nonfarm engagement and agriculture commercialization in Ghana: complements or competitors? 2018-09-18 1.29MB 0 0

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