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Empowering small-scale producers for a sustainable palm oil value chain

challenges of small-scale processors’ organizations in the Adansi North District, Ghana

Empowering small-scale producers for a sustainable palm oil value chain

challenges of small-scale processors’ organizations in the Adansi North District, Ghana

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The palm oil sector is selected by the government of Ghana as one of the pillars for economic development in the country. The sector is dominated by small-scale producers who cultivate about eighty percent (80%) of the estimated total land area of 330,000 hectares under oil palm cultivation. Despite the small-scale sectors dominance, it is the most challenged with smallholder farmers usually found within the lower asset group in rural communities. Research has shown that farmer-based organizations or cooperatives can help small-scale farmers to overcome their production and marketing constraints that hinder the improvements of their livelihoods. Since the year 2000, Ghana has seen many governmental and nongovernmental projects seeking to promote famer-based organizations development. Despite the efforts and investments into forming and strengthening FBOs, the Adansi North district is challenged with weak farmer-based organizations. Most of which become inactive after two or three years of being formed. However, studies to show the causes of this trend is limited. The objective of this research was to assess and identify challenges of small-scale palm oil processors organizations and to come up with recommendations for improvements.

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OrganisatieVan Hall Larenstein
AfdelingAgricultural Production Chain Management
PartnersHogeschool Van Hall Larenstein
Jaar2018
TypeMaster
TaalEngels

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