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Maize Productivity in Ghana

Catherine Ragasa (), Antony Chapoto () and Shashi Kolavalli

No 5, GSSP policy notes from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Abstract: Maize is an important food crop in Ghana, accounting for more than 50 percent of the country’s total cereal production. The Ghana Grains Development Project (1979–1997) and the Food Crops Development Project (2000–2008) made major investments to improve maize yield. Despite these efforts, the average maize yield in Ghana remains one of the lowest in the world, much lower than the average for Africa south of the Sahara.

Keywords: GHANA; WEST AFRICA; AFRICA SOUTH OF SAHARA; AFRICA; maize, productivity, yields, farm inputs, Fertilizers, Hybrid maize, (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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