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On the Possibility of Rice Green RevolutionGreen Revolution in Rainfed Areas in Northern Ghana: An Assessment of a Management Training Program

Millicent deGraft-Johnson, Aya Suzuki, Takeshi Sakurai and Keijiro Otsuka ()
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Millicent deGraft-Johnson: Ministry of Finance
Takeshi Sakurai: University of Tokyo

Chapter Chapter 5 in In Pursuit of an African Green Revolution, 2016, pp 91-118 from Springer

Abstract: Abstract This chapter investigates the impact of technical intervention on the adoption of a set of improved rice production technologies, as well as on productivity and profit for smallholders in rainfed lowlandrainfed lowland areas in Northern Ghana. The key finding is that productivity and profit are significantly enhanced when modern varieties (MVs)modern varieties (MVs) and chemical fertilizer are adopted, coupled with water control techniques. This is essentially the transfer of the Asian Green RevolutionGreen Revolution to sub-Saharan Africa. Such transfer, however, is not truly successful unless information about the use of MVs and fertilizer are directly disseminated by extension activities.

Keywords: Rice technology; Impact assessment; Rainfed ecology; SSA; Asian Green RevolutionGreen Revolution (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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DOI: 10.1007/978-4-431-55693-0_5

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