Agricultural polices and food security : impact on smallholder farmers in Northern Ghana

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dc.contributor.advisor Dansereau, Suzanne
dc.creator Azechum, Aburinya Emmanual
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-15T15:27:59Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-15T15:27:59Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.other HD9017 G452 A98 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/handle/01/27176
dc.description 100 leaves : coloured map ; 29 cm
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 85-100).
dc.description.abstract Ghana’s government over the years has adopted and implemented several agricultural polices and programmes with the overall objective of stimulating agricultural growth and enhancing food security. This thesis uses the Oxfam model to assess the impact of agricultural policies on food security among smallholder farmers in northern Ghana. It argues that government agricultural policies have failed to a have positive impact on food security among smallholder farmers in northern Ghana because they were more geared towards promoting the large scale commercial agricultural sector than the smallholder agriculture sector. This claim is supported by the data in Ghana which proves that food insecurity is still a major problem among smallholder farmers in northern Ghana despite the policies and programmes put in place to tackle it. The analysis is based on two main sets of data: national agricultural policies and regional policies from 1980 to 2000. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HD9017.G452
dc.subject.lcsh Food security -- Ghana
dc.subject.lcsh Agriculture and state -- Ghana
dc.subject.lcsh Farms, Small -- Government policy -- Ghana
dc.title Agricultural polices and food security : impact on smallholder farmers in Northern Ghana en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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