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Farming under irrigation management transfer scheme and its impact on yield and net returns in Ghana

Owusu Sekyere, Enoch and Bibariwiah, Cindy and Owusu, Victor and Donkor, Emmanuel (2021). Farming under irrigation management transfer scheme and its impact on yield and net returns in Ghana. Land Use Policy. 102
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This article analyses smallholder irrigation management transfer (IMT) scheme participation and its impacts on yield and net farm returns of rice farmers in northern Ghana. We apply the endogenous switching regression and control function approaches to account for both observed and unobserved policy-relevant drivers of farmers' decision to participate in IMT and potential endogeneity. Our results show that farmers' participation in the IMT scheme can enhance their rice yields by 39.56 % and net farm returns by 24.52 % in Ghana. The increased in yield and net returns are linked to the perceived improvement in water supply and availability of water at critical stages of production as well as personal, farm, institutional and location characteristics. Farmers' decision to operate under IMT schemes are influenced by both observed and unobserved drivers. Large scale rice production tends to be viable under IMT schemes. We discuss the policy implications of IMT scheme participation and recommend succinct policies based on its impact on the welfare of smallholder farmers in developing countries.

Authors/Creators:Owusu Sekyere, Enoch and Bibariwiah, Cindy and Owusu, Victor and Donkor, Emmanuel
Title:Farming under irrigation management transfer scheme and its impact on yield and net returns in Ghana
Series Name/Journal:Land Use Policy
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:102
Number of Pages:11
Publisher:ELSEVIER SCI LTD
ISSN:0264-8377
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Agricultural Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 509 Other Social Sciences > Social Sciences Interdisciplinary (Peace and Conflict Research and Studies on Sustainable Society)
Keywords:Ghana, Impact assessment, Irrigation management transfer, Yield, Net returns
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-111503
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-111503
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.105266
Web of Science (WoS)000626147600013
ID Code:23307
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:20 Apr 2021 08:43
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2021 08:51

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