EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Cost implications of agricultural land degradation in Ghana: An economywide, multimarket model assessment

Xinshen Diao () and Daniel Bruce Sarpong

No 3, GSSP working papers from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Abstract: ""An economywide, multimarket model is constructed for Ghana and the effects of agricultural soil erosion on crop yields are explicitly modeled at the subnational regional level for eight main staple crops. The model is used to evaluate the aggregate economic costs of soil erosion by taking into account economywide linkages between production and consumption, across sectors and agricultural subsectors... Sustainable land management (SLM) is the key to reducing agricultural soil loss. The present findings indicate that through the adoption of conventional SLM practices, the declining trend in land productivity can be reversed, and that use of a combination of conventional and modern SLM practices would generate an aggregate economic benefit of US$6.4 billion over the period 2006–2015. SLM practices would therefore significantly reduce poverty in Ghana, particularly in the three northern regions."" from Authors' Abstract

Keywords: Soil degradation; Crop yields; Staple food crops; Economic costs; Sustainable land management; Poverty reduction (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007
References: View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (6) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://cdm15738.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/c ... 7/filename/37768.cpd (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:fpr:gsspwp:3

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in GSSP working papers from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().

 
Page updated 2022-01-20
Handle: RePEc:fpr:gsspwp:3