Apart from local vegetables the most important vegetables are tomatoes, peppers (both sweet and hot chillies), onions and okra. Wholesalers recorded the highest yearly marketing margins for spring onions and cabbage (GH¢ 3 369 and GH¢ 17 376) (1US$ = GH¢ 3.6), while farmers obtained the highest yearly margins (GH¢ 3 630) for lettuce. A total of 480 households engaging in fruit and vegetable crop production were surveyed in Keta and Nsawam districts of Ghana. Accra, Ghana: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). Accepted 8 February, 2008 The long-term objective of this project is to … 7.1.11 All India Area, Production and Productivity of Coconut and Spices 152 7.2 State-wise Summary 153 7.2.1 State-wise Area and Production of Horticulture Crops for 2017-18 154 7.2.2 State-wise Area and Production of Fruit crops for last five years 156 7.2.3 State-wise Area and Production of Vegetable crops for last five years 158 Despite the increasing central role of women in food production, they have much more limited access to resources than their male counterparts especially in the areas of education, land, agricultural extension services and access to credit, all of which combine to restrain their ability to increase productivity. The study also attempts to identify the value chains and channels of flower marketing in Bangladesh. 2016, from http://jpht.info/index.php/jpht/article/view/1743. This age distribution corroborates results of Obuobie et al. Improved approaches for washing vegetables before consumption are needed. 0000008331 00000 n Thus, FAO (Food and Agricultural Organisation). 0000118647 00000 n http://dx.doi.org/10.5337/2014.219. Under circumstances where the urban poor spend a very large portion of their total income on food, urban poverty rapidly translates into food insecurity. The vegetable market is also focused on fresh produce, but is predominantly nationally oriented. 0000105629 00000 n Summary of spring onion marketing margin distribution amongst actors per year, . cabbage to middlemen was GH¢40, with a net revenue of GH¢ 1.20 on each A. retailers costing GH¢ 7,446 and yields revenue of GH¢ 8. Cropping systems in Ghana are highly diverse and widespread (Srivastava et al., 2016) reflecting need for dynamic and context specific adaptations strategies applicable to the different cropping subsector systems and production areas especially horticultural production where studies are limited for improved implementation potential. 0000005446 00000 n 0000001241 00000 n To facilitate effective and successful adaptation at the local level, government and institutional support are recommended to complement households’ autonomous strategies for improved decision-making, adaptation plans and actions. Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left. Open and closed trucks, mini vans and taxis were identified to be regular 0000062026 00000 n �(Ԁ) 퀛(e2)aQ��< (SI�����YX=aA�2�1�&A*˹�@Z���"�ь�v0v1�1H3H2�0\f�g�ϸ�]�� �.������oX�dxT/̡�~M�F��5��\���s�{�� It was observed that out of the total marketing margins accrued by actors for cabbage marketing, 70% goes to, wholesalers while 25% goes to retailers wi, returns on capital employed for retailers in a study by, (2001) for tomatoes in both Ghana and Philippines, toma, terms of efficiency in the respective operations, price stability are being enforced by traders’ cartel in, damage to products due to inadequate and ineffective storage facilities for perishables like vegetables. It also presents the principal cropping systems and characteristics of urban farmers involved in irrigated vegetable production. Members of the SEVEW Group have combined their knowledge and experiences to develop approaches and answers that will enable growers in the southeast to optimize their production practices and to increase the sustainability of their operations. V, Laurence, 2001). The major vegetable crops such as tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, watermelons, strawberries, and cabbage are grown commonly on sandy soils. There are limited vegetable processing activities �{��B$��_ccby���p�1J� c�͌͢�I�@���yz0�b�`�G*=�ؤ��43k \���-�?�f�@\��&���9pU�l�lA�� ��� California is a close second in fresh market tomato production and contributes significantly to the crop of fresh market tomatoes produced in the U.S. This study examines the production and profitability of some selected flowers in comparison with their competing crops. Marketing margin analysis and returns on investments (ROIs) were used to assess the performance of actors’ investments. 0000004818 00000 n An analysis of farmer activity and productivity. The chapter describes the major sites of openspace vegetable farming- in Ghana’s main cities. If not, itions and further empowered by the price collusion, ble marketing system have in recent times resulted in, present evidence of the overall status of performance, lated literature such as Drechsel and Keraita (2014), tting like Kumasi metropolis and not on leafy vegetables, e, found to play unique nutrient supplementation function for average, s second largest city and the capital of the Ashanti, in the marketing activities of vegetables in peri-urban, the marketing systems of the various actors, of the targeted actors was aimed at understanding the, = standard deviation, N = Frequency of respondent, s (37%) had only attained Junior High School level of, and GH¢ 670 respectively, with yearly per kilo. (60%) were observed to be married. The results imply that on the average, female vegetable farmers were relatively technically inefficient than their male counterparts. and lettuce was predicted by periodic dry matter sampling, In the sandier soil, the maturity of lettuce and cabbage was delayed 2 weeks. According to Adugna (2009), performance is said to be best assessed using marketing margin, analysis of actors’ investment activities. Vegetable production and marketing play an important role in providing income and employment for a significant proportion of small holder farmers and traders in Ghana. Ba, 39, 42 and 39 years with average family sizes of 5, 6 and 5 persons per household respectively, both the metropolis and other cities in the country, Table 3. in Tepa, a major hub of vegetable production in the Ashanti region was selling modes of transport of vegetables. 0000008385 00000 n Abstract Some vegetable producers perceive their venture to be unprofitable owing to cheating at the farm gate. 0000059981 00000 n 0000109615 00000 n Almost no value adding was observed. Takemore Chagomoka . urbanization in West Africa, and in Ghana in particular, the general role of urban agriculture and the commonuse of polluted irrigation water. capitata f. alba DC) in organic farming. Abstract. group discussions were held for middlemen, market queens and men, and 150 It also explored the decontamination effects of washing vegetables with different concentrations of, The kinetics of the production of carbon dioxide from several different, easily-decomposable crop residues was studied in two sand soils, a silty clay loam and a clay soil. 0000126960 00000 n ... Socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents Exotic vegetable production in the Kumasi metropolis was male-dominated such that 96.3% of respondents were males with 3.8% being females (Table 2). Poor farming practices and improper washing put consumers at risk of parasitic infections. G�"o�1No``��rˬoqƭm�@�,D YH�)LX�����.MN+�89^uꝣt��C�\�ֽ�P�j���uN�+����mhrڟ�u�'יg5P P=�뾕����5 0000004570 00000 n This study explored the presence of parasitic contamination of commonly-consumed vegetables procured from two markets in Ghana. As an initial part of a programme aimed at promoting safe and sound agricultural practices in Ghana, a study was made of farmers' perceptions of pesticides for use and application in vegetable production, using a small survey of 137 farmers who applied pesticides. %PDF-1.6 %���� 902 46 638.39 and Tk.689.72 per 100 flowers, respectively. Descriptive statistics, gross margin analysis, multiple linear regression, and the Garrett ranking scale were the methods of analysis. 1.2 Ghana’s Vegetable Sector Overall vegetable consumption in Ghana is still rela-tively small, also in comparison with other African countries like Kenya, but is expanding rapidly. with first publication rights granted to the journal. sacks with shelf life ranging from 3 to 7 days with visible deterioration over trailer financial analytical tools; profit margin, return on investment and benefit cost The most important adaptation practices identified include fertilization, supplementary irrigation, crop rotation, intercropping and mixed farming. We hope you enjoy this handbook! Consequently, peri-urban vegetable production activities will in no doubt be observed to concurrently h, expansion of this sector in peri-urban areas is mainly, number of other agricultural products cultivated on annual or biennial bases. 0000112604 00000 n An average profit margin of Gh₵21,888.68, Gh₵110,060.70 and Gh₵1,169.03 for farmers, wholesalers and retailers per year respectively was realized. Enhancing households’ climate adaptive capacity is dependent on factors such as improved access to financial resources, climate and production information, market accessibility, farm equipment, storage facilities and other institutional support. Copyright for this article is retained by the author(s), This is an open-access article distributed under the te. Adugna, G. T. (2009). Using a two-stage, percents for spring onions, lettuce and cabbage resp, -urban agricultural activities, continue to play a, ri-urban agricultural activities, and about 200 million are, due to its fast income deriving potentials, compared to a. come five times more than cereal farmers (Lumpkin, allow wells, mainstreams, and waste water drains usually, ghly concentrated at farm gates. fertilizers in vegetable production in accra by robert kofi lavison this thesis is submitted to the university of ghana, legon in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award of master of philosophy degree in agribusiness department of agricultural economics and agribusiness college … Th collected through a semi-structured interview with sixty chain. The results showed that farmers are already experiencing increasing temperature and declining rainfall patterns consistent with trends of observed climate changing in the last two decades. Retrieved from http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org, . 0000089121 00000 n Analysis of Round Potato Marketing in Tanzania: The Case of Rungwe, Obuobie, E., Keraita, B., Danso, G., Amoah, P, urban vegetable production in Ghana: Characteristics, benefits and risks. They play a lead role in post-harvest activities such as shelling of grains, storage, processing and marketing. endstream endobj 946 0 obj<>/Size 902/Type/XRef>>stream This study characterises the nature of the vegetable production shortfall throughout Ghana for remedial action to be taken. of employment opportunities, which acts as a unique source of livelihood especially for the urb, contributing to the attainment of the first two priorities of the seventeen major sustainable development goals, (SDGs 1&2) of the United Nations – reduction of extreme poverty and hunger. The male headed farms, on the other hand, showed a mean technical efficiency of 30.8 percent, and a range between 2 and 85 percent. The study reveals that gross margins of flower and vegetables per hectare were Tk.1,359,824.20 and Tk.46,362.14, respectively. This study was therefore undertaken toexamine the technical efficiency of male and female vegetable farmers in the Kumasi Metropolis using the stochastic production frontier model. The land for production of vegetable crops is flexible and adjustable. The mathematical function derived from second-order kinetics was related to the hyperbolic function. Many vegetable producers—especially market gardeners—may not have livestock to utilize the cover crops for forage or pasture. Though being anecdotal and uncorroborated, such a scenario, be very debilitating, thinking about the concerted stride being made by all agricultural sectors in the attainment, empirical investigation that can unravel and holistically, along the vegetable marketing channels in the country. startxref All rights reserved. Focus 0000097549 00000 n Traditional vegetables in Ghana. agencies to provide appropriate trainings to farmers and traders, to provide appropriate production assistance and storage facility & to build countrywide permanent trading infrastructure, deployment of an Market Information System (MIS) and deployment of Entrepreneur-friendly SME and credit policies and packages for ensuring a balanced growth of the floriculture industry. (1996). activities was GH¢ 36,612 with GH¢ 33,540 incurred as, 886 from its sales resulting in a marketing margin of, fit more than traders. 0000004457 00000 n The, this quantity by retailers earned them revenue of GH¢, at about 31% of the total gross margin for potato marketing in Rugwe, toes were observed to yield more returns compared to, various enterprises. Moreover, and Uhl (1985) which states that marketing margin is the d, gate price per unit of the product, and also assuming, An analysis of returns on investment for the operations. Yet, farmers are dissatisfied, claiming that they earn less marketing margins than is due them as compared to traders in the value chain. In urban Kumasi, most lands under vegetable cultivatio, government institutions and private developers. the vegetable production is for sale in markets, whilst the other half is for home consumption. A total. A gas chromatographic method based on solid-phase extraction was developed for the simultaneous determination of 16 organophosphorous pesticides in vegetables, fruits and tea, including cabbage, lettuce, pumpkin, onion, tomato, turnip, apple, pear and tea. Vegetables were thoroughly washed twice using 0.0%, 0.45%, 0.9%, 1.5% concentrations of saline solutions. Moreover, on a worldwide paradigm, with cultivated land area doub, & Razak, 2014). It can be observed that the average revenue obtained by wholesalers for the sale of 346 bags of spring onions, GH¢ 1,848 while per kilo marketing margins was esti. In mid September 2013, a 150 Kg sack full of cabbage Moreover, a performance study by, Haruna, Nkegbe, and Ustarz (2012), in a rem, mainly on tomatoes. cultivation was more important than females. remains unjustifiable. xref saline solution. UNDP (United Nations Development Programme). Marketing margins and returns on investments (ROI), analysis were used for the assessment of performa, for the study. Farmers ranked high input cost, land tenure insecurity, and high cost of irrigation as challenges to urban exotic vegetable production. 902 0 obj <> endobj 0000002368 00000 n Retrieved from http://purl.umn.edu/95955. The present trial was conducted to determine the effects of different intercropping systems on yield and mineral content of cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. var. In terms of per kilo analysis of the marke, on investment analysis for the respective agents show, and marketing in the metropolis yields more returns to, farmers get GH¢ 1.45 for every Ghana cedi they invest, get 1% and 10% respectively for every Ghana cedi they in, Table 9 presents the details on the analysis of the production and marketing costs for cabbage farmers in Kumasi, Table 9. ratio were used to assess the profitability of the vegetable wholesale haulage. Vegetable Production Technologies and Organic Production Prakash S Naik Indian Institute of Vegetable Research Varanasi . . Estimated revenue obtained from the sale of this quantity at an average price of GH¢, of GH¢ 0.12 per year. The driest irrigation treatment afforded better protection against onion bolting in early plantings. sack of cabbage sold. Government and financial institutions should improve farmer access to credit to enable them to hire adequate labor and acquire technologies and production inputs. 0000103586 00000 n soil types used for vegetable production in Florida. It was performed under the field conditions in 2008 and 2009. Se pu = Chinese journal of chromatography / Zhongguo hua xue hui. 0000100885 00000 n Demographic characteristic of respondents in Kumasi metropolis, . Sincerely, Tropical and Horticultural Products Service, (11), 1939-1953. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0305-750X(99)00101-1, (1), 77-95. http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjar.v37i1.11179, . The predicted efficiencies differed substantially from between 2 and 85 percent, with mean efficiency of 24 percent. production. In Ghana, statistics indicate that women account for about 70% of total food production and are the most important actors in the food chain which begins from the farm production, market and intra household distribution of food. 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