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Adoption of post-harvest handling technologies (PHHT) and its influence on small-holder maize farmers at Afienya in Ningo Prampram district in Ghana

Adoption of post-harvest handling technologies (PHHT) and its influence on small-holder maize farmers at Afienya in Ningo Prampram district in Ghana

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Maize cultivation in Ghana has been ongoing for centuries. Maize production in Ghana, is predominantly done under rain-fed conditions by smallholder farmers. The agro-ecological zones for maize cultivation in Ghana are grouped into four; the coastal savannah, forest zone, transition zone and the Guinea savannah zone. Maize accounts for 50% of the total cereal production in Ghana, with reported post-harvest losses between 5% to 70%. Maize remains an important crop for smallholder farmers and plays a vital role in safeguarding food security in the district. However, the amount of maize that can be used for food in the district is low as result of losses through poor post-harvest management activities. Post-harvest handling technologies might be part of this low productivity. Some farmers use improved technologies, but most don’t adopt these technologies while production and market share remain low.

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OrganisatieVan Hall Larenstein
AfdelingManagement of Development
PartnersHogeschool Van Hall Larenstein
Datum2019-09-11
TypeMaster
TaalEngels

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