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dc.contributor.authorYaro, Joseph
dc.contributor.authorTeye, Joseph
dc.contributor.authorTorvikey, Gertrude
dc.coverage.spatialGhanaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-22T13:14:19Z
dc.date.available2016-06-22T13:14:19Z
dc.date.issued2016-05-30
dc.identifier.citationYaro, J. et al., (2016) Plantation, outgrower and mediumscale commercial farming in Ghana: which model provides better prospects for local development? Future Agricultures Policy Brief 82. Brighton: Future Agricultures Consortium.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/11768
dc.description.abstractDifferent agricultural commercialisation models produce different local development benefits. African governments are making important policy choices in their quest to modernise agriculture, with some promoting largescale farming on plantations while others promote small- or medium-scale commercial farming. This study examined three agricultural modernisation models in three areas of Ghana: plantation, outgrower and medium-scale commercial farming. Each has different implications for land, labour, employment, local economic linkages, food security and livelihood outcomes. The plantation and commercial models resulted in more land concentration while the outgrower model produced the least. In terms of employment, the plantation and outgrower models employed more workers than the commercial model but the latter had better-paid workers at the lower level of employment. Although workers in the outgrower model were paid less, there were no significant gender differences in wages received by men and women. The other two models paid male workers much more than female workers. Food security is better in the outgrower area than in the plantation and commercial farming areas.en
dc.description.sponsorshipUK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) UK Department for International Development (DFID)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherFuture Agricultures Consortiumen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFuture Agricultures Policy Brief;82
dc.rightsReaders are encouraged to quote or reproduce material from Future Agricultures Briefings in their own publications. In return, the Future Agricultures Consortium requests due acknowledgement and a copy of the publication.en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectAgricultureen
dc.titlePlantation, outgrower and mediumscale commercial farming in Ghana: which model provides better prospects for local development?en
dc.typeSeries paper (non-IDS)en
dc.rights.holderFuture Agricultures Consortiumen


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