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working paper

Post-harvest losses: Global scale, solutions, and relevance to Ghana

This report collates and contextualizes available evidence on post-harvest losses (PHL) in horticultural crops in Kenya. We begin by outlining the extent of PHL in horticultural crops and its repercussions in the context of food security and poverty…

working paper

Tackling post harvest loss in Ghana: Cost-effectiveness of technologies

Postharvest Loss (PHL) refers to measurable quality and quantity loss of food in the postharvest system. The postharvest system consists of inter-connected stages, from the act of harvest, to crop processing, storage, marketing and transportation, to…

working paper

Identifying priority value chains in Ghana

This working paper identifies agricultural activities and value chains in Ghana whose expansion is most effective at generating economic growth, reducing national and rural poverty, creating jobs, and improving nutrition by diversifying diets. The…

working paper

Performance and adoption factors for open pollinated and hybrid maize varieties: Evidence from farmers’ fields in northern Ghana

Maize is the most widely grown starch in Ghana, and yet domestic supply does not meet demand, because maize productivity is low. Trials were performed in northern Ghana in 2015 to determine whether hybrid varieties would outperform the varieties…

project paper

Does warehouse receipt financing benefit Ghanaian smallholders?

In practice, however, warehouse receipt financing has generally failed to deliver the benefits to smallholders hoped for by development economists and practitioners. In Ghana, and more generally throughout Africa, warehouse receipt financing is…

discussion paper

Mothers’ non-farm entrepreneurship and child secondary education in rural Ghana

In this paper we empirically analyse the impact of mothers’ non-farm entrepreneurship on child secondary school enrollment in rural Ghana. We use nationally representative quantitative data from the sixth round of the Ghana Living Standard Survey…