Academic Research Journal of
Agricultural Science and Research
Academic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Research
Vol. 3(5), pp. 86-91. May, 2015.
Full Length Research
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted 9 March 2015
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.
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.