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Academic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Research 

Vol. 3(5), pp. 92-95. May, 2015.

ISSN: 2360-7874 

 DOI: 10.14662/ARJASR2015.010

 

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Determinants of Poverty among Tomato Farmers in Upper East Region of Ghana

 

*Farida Abubakari and Fariya Abubakari

 

Department of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Extension, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.*Corresponding Author’s Email: uniquefarida@live.com

 

Accepted 16 March 2015

 

 
Abstract

 

This study was conducted in Talensi and Nabdam districts of the Upper East Region of Ghana. Much of the tomato is being cultivated in these districts and yet the poorest with low income. The study was therefore conducted to investigate the determinants of poverty among tomato farmers. Pwalugu, Pusu- Namogo, Winkogo, Yindure and Arigu were the communities which were purposively selected in Talensi and Nabdam districts. A total of 100 farmers were selected and the simple random technique was used to select 20 rural farmers from each community. The linear regression was used in SPSS to estimate the poverty determinants of the farmers. Data collected include, marital status, age, sex, extension contact, access to credit, farming experience, education, farm income, farm size and kind of labour using questionnaire. It was observed that, extension contact, farming experience, educational level, access to credit and gender are important determinants in reducing poverty as against age and marital statue.

Keywords: Poverty, Determinants, Farmers, Tomato, Ghana, Upper East Region

 

How to cite this article:  Fariya A, Farida A (2015). Determinants of Poverty among Tomato Farmers in Upper East Region of Ghana. Acad. Res. J. Agri. Sci. Res.  3(5):92-95. 

 

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