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Academic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Research 

Vol. 3(5), pp. 86-91. May, 2015.

ISSN: 2360-7874 

 DOI: 10.14662/ARJASR2015.009

 

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Effects of Soil Conservation on the Yield of Crops among Farmers in Upper East Region of Ghana

 

*1,2Fariya Abubakari, and 1, 2 Farida Abubakari

 

1Council for Scientific and Industrial Research- Soil Research Institute, Kumasi, Ghana

2Department of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Extension, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

*Corresponding author email address: fariyaabubakari@yahoo.com

 

Accepted 9 March 2015

 

 
Abstract

 

This study was carried out in Talensi Nabdam District of Upper East Region of Ghana to assess the effect of soil conservation on the yield of millet and groundnut among farmers. Random sampling was used to select 50 farmers from seven communities namely Belungu, Kongo, Damolgo, Zalerigu, Dagliga, Nangodi, and Arigu. Questionnaires administered in the area provided primary data needed for analysis. Descriptive statistics was employed in describing the socio-economic characteristic of farmers and independent-samples t-test was used to compare the output of millet and groundnut farmers that adopted stonebunds, earthbunds, vertiver grass and manure by using SPSS. Male farmers 300 constituted the majority of adopters of the conservation methods and non-adopters represented 20. The group means 190.83 for output of adopters of stonebunds and 95.28 for output of non-adopters of stonebunds were significantly different. Farmers who adopted stonebunds had higher yield of groundnut than those who did not adopt stonebunds. The group means 158.95 for output of adopters of earthbunds and 173.83 for output of non-adopters of earthbunds were significantly different. Adopters of stonebunds had higher output of millet than non-adopters.

Keywords: yield; soil; conservation; effect; Sudan

 

 

How to cite this article:  Fariya A, Farida A (2015). Effects of Soil Conservation on the Yield of Crops among Farmers in Upper East Region of Ghana. Acad. Res. J. Agri. Sci. Res.  3(5):86-91. 

 

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