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Academic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Research 

Vol. 3(5), pp. 102-106. May, 2015.

ISSN: 2360-7874 

 DOI: 10.14662/ARJASR2015.012

 

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Temporal Production Trend for Selected Non-tradable Staples in Kassena- Nankana East District of Upper East Region of Ghana: The Case of Major Cereal Food Crops

 

*Fariya Abubakari and Farida Abubakari

 

Department of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Extension, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.*Corresponding Authors Email: fariyaabubakari@yahoo.com

 

Accepted 22 March 2015

 

 
Abstract

 

This study examines the production trend for maize, millet and rice in the Kassena Nankana East District between 2001 and 2013. The production of maize starts to increase between 2001 and 2002 and a marginal decrease (-3%) between 2002 and 2003 and reduce drastically (-51%) between 2004 and 2005. Production for millet starts to decrease between 2001 and 2005 and a marginal increase (84%) between 2009 and 2010 and reduced drastically (-78%) between 2010 and 2011. The production of rice starts to decrease (-52%) between 2001 and 2010 and a marginal decrease of production from 40,000Mt to 10,000Mt between 2012 and 2013. The lowest production of maize was in 2013 (10,000Mt). On the other hand, rice and millet production recorded maximum of 45,000Mt and 12,000Mt between 2011 and 2009 respectively. The area allocated for maize and rice cultivation consistently remained above 20,000ha and maize reaches its highest peak of 30,000ha and rice 25,000ha. The rate of growth also remained stable for millet from 2001 to 2009. The trends reflect the relative importance of the crops in the Ghanaian food system.

Keywords: Production, trend, cereals, marginal, guinea savannah



 

How to cite this article:  Fariya A, Farida A (2015). Temporal Production Trend for Selected Non-tradable Staples in Kassena- Nankana East District of Upper East Region of Ghana: The Case of Major Cereal Food Crops. Acad. Res. J. Agri. Sci. Res.  3(5):102-106. 

 

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