Ghana Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation (Africa RISING) Baseline Evaluation Survey

As part of the US government’s Feed the Future initiative that aims to address global hunger and food security issues in sub-Saharan Africa, the US Agency for International Development is supporting three multi-stakeholder agricultural research projects under Africa Research In Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation (Africa RISING - AR) program. The overall aim of the program is to transform agricultural systems through sustainable intensification projects in Ghana, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi, Mali, and (potentially) Zambia. In West Africa, IITA works with multi-disciplinary R4D partners in selected communities located in Northern Ghana and Southern Mali. More particularly, in Northern Ghana three regions were chosen for the study: the Northern, Upper-East and Upper-West regions. These areas cover both maize-based and rice-vegetables-based systems and therefore allow to address the production constraints characterizing both realities7. As IFPRI (2012) highlights, the northern regions of Ghana are characterized by small land holdings and low input - low output farming systems, which adversely impact food security. In particular, they are subject to a seasonal cycle of food insecurity of three to seven months for cereals (i.e., maize, millet and sorghum) and four to seven months for legumes (i.e., groundnuts, cowpeas, and soybeans). These crops in the savannahs are often produced in a continuous monoculture, steadily depleting soil natural resources and causing the yields per unit area to fall to very low levels. The poverty profile of Ghana identifies the three northern regions as the poorest and most hunger-stricken areas in the country. Gender inequalities are also apparent in these regions, since women have limited access to resources and therefore limited capacity to generate income on their own.

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Creator International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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Subject Vocab AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS,TECHNOLOGY,MONITORING,EVALUATION,EMPLOYMENT,HEALTH,INCOME,EXPENDITURE,CREDIT ,SHOCK,ECONOMIC GROWTH,RURAL AREAS,GHANA,WEST AFRICA,AFRICA SOUTH OF SAHARA,AFRICA
Subject(s) Africa RISING,ARTS AND HUMANITIES,SOCIAL SCIENCES
Publisher Harvard Dataverse
Contributor Person Azzarri, Carlo (International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)) ,Haile, Beliyou (International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)) ,Comanescu, Maria (International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)),Signorelli, Sara (International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)) ,Roberts, Cleo (International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)) ,Tinonin, Cecilia (Independent Consultant) ,Pan African Field Services Limited (Panafields)
Contributor Project Lead Organisation Center International Institute of Tropical Agriculture(IITA)
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Contributor Donor United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Contributor Project AfricaRising
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Open-Access status Open Access
Production Date 2014-01-01
Embargo End Date 2015-01-01
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Identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/QUB9UT
Identifier Citation International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ,2014-01-01,Ghana Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation (Africa RISING) Baseline Evaluation Survey,https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataverse/AfricaRISING,1.1,http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/QUB9UT
Source Data paper: A user guide to Ghana Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation (Africa RISING) Baseline Evaluation Survey Data
Language English
Relation Malawi Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation (Africa RISING) Baseline Evaluation Survey
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Coverage country Ghana
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Coverage Start Date 2014-09-27
Coverage End Date 2014-09-27
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