production. The lack of formal safety nets, and the shifting of responsibility for coping with food insecurity away from the state towards the individual and household level has tended to atomize and muffle any political response to this new urban food insecurity. 0000103586 00000 n Abstract Some vegetable producers perceive their venture to be unprofitable owing to cheating at the farm gate. Ghanaian Fruit & Vegetable Market: Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025) Ghanaian Fruits and Vegetable Market is segmented into Fruits and Vegetables. Production and marketing costs analysis of spring onions for farmers per year, 1 US Dollar ($) = 3.6 Ghana New Cedi (GH¢) in 2015. in Tepa, a major hub of vegetable production in the Ashanti region was selling Vegetables make up a large proportion of food consumption in Ghana comprising 12.8% of food expenditure (GLSS 2012/13). Wholesalers recorded the highest yearly marketing margins for spring onions and cabbage (GH¢ 3 369 and GH¢ 17 376) (1US$ = GH¢ 3.6), while farmers obtained the highest yearly margins (GH¢ 3 630) for lettuce. Moreover, it was found that for retailers, 147 bags of cabbages were marketed with an, incurred purchasing cost of GH¢ 14,589 per year. The deposits were examined under the light microscope for the presence of parasites. Household size, experience, and access to credit positively affected profitability while farm size as well as costs of labor and fertilizer had negative effects. This will enhance and enable a fair, . endstream endobj 946 0 obj<>/Size 902/Type/XRef>>stream Besides their economic, nutritional and medicinal importance, It can be observed that traders, e markets unlike the farmers. Vegetable production and marketing play an important role in providing income and employment for a significant proportion of small holder farmers and traders in Ghana. Though being anecdotal and uncorroborated, such a scenario, be very debilitating, thinking about the concerted stride being made by all agricultural sectors in the attainment, empirical investigation that can unravel and holistically, along the vegetable marketing channels in the country. capitata f. alba DC) in organic farming. It was observed that out of the total marketing margins accrued by actors for cabbage marketing, 70% goes to, wholesalers while 25% goes to retailers wi, returns on capital employed for retailers in a study by, (2001) for tomatoes in both Ghana and Philippines, toma, terms of efficiency in the respective operations, price stability are being enforced by traders’ cartel in, damage to products due to inadequate and ineffective storage facilities for perishables like vegetables. (2013). 0000115833 00000 n fertilizers in vegetable production in accra by robert kofi lavison this thesis is submitted to the university of ghana, legon in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award of master of philosophy degree in agribusiness department of agricultural economics and agribusiness college … Improved approaches for washing vegetables before consumption are needed. vegetable crop in Northern Ghana with more than 20,000 households involved in production. transportation at the wholesale centre. Conclusion: The level of parasite contamination is high and consumption of raw vegetables procured from these markets carry a high risk of parasite infection. A total of 480 households engaging in fruit and vegetable crop production were surveyed in Keta and Nsawam districts of Ghana. The low mean efficiency index is an indication of inefficiencies in resource use. 0000004331 00000 n The extent of vegetable contamination was 97.2% (90.3-99.7) of spring onions, 70.8% (58.9-81.0) of lettuce and 50.0% (38.0-62.0) of tomatoes. Result: Three hundred and sixty of five types of vegetables were procured. Many vegetable producers—especially market gardeners—may not have livestock to utilize the cover crops for forage or pasture. . Institute (IWMI). Vegetable production and, vegetables in Ghana. 0000100885 00000 n Only skillful farmers sustain their vegetable production 5. prevailing handling practices. As an initial part of a programme aimed at promoting safe and sound agricultural practices in Ghana, a study was made of farmers' perceptions of pesticides for use and application in vegetable production, using a small survey of 137 farmers who applied pesticides. Thus, this puts more, lettuce traded whilst wholesalers and retailers get GH¢, that farmers get GH¢ 1.45 while wholesalers and retailers, for every Ghana cedi invested in lettuce per year, farmers compared to traders, and it is economically, in lettuce per year, while wholesalers and retailers only, les analysis of this quantity reveals a revenue of GH¢ 2,985 per year. Abstract. Farmers ranked high input cost, land tenure insecurity, and high cost of irrigation as challenges to urban exotic vegetable production. Oil palm production structure, value chains and business models 359 Even as a renewed debate is shaping up around issues of urban development, there is little attention given to the question of urban food security. Data were collected on indicators for Livelihood Vulnerability Index components such as socio-demographic profiles, livelihood strategies, social networking, health, food, production, water, natural disasters, and climate variability. Organization. (2006), Drechsel & Keraita (2014), and. Ghana is in this regard a representative example for sub-Saharan Africa. The results show that the marketing margins obtained by, further analysis on the distribution of marketing margin, marketing margins acquired by traders, farmers, distribution compared to traders. Genetic improvement on nutritional quality traits off cassava in Sierra Leone. production systems for similar reasons as vegetable production. This study sought to determine profitability of production of exotic vegetables which are not native of Ghana. Cos. Join ResearchGate to find the people and research you need to help your work. Ba, 39, 42 and 39 years with average family sizes of 5, 6 and 5 persons per household respectively, both the metropolis and other cities in the country, Table 3. Copyright © . Also, being that they are numerous and more, purposively selected because of its incorporated trading activities of all vegetab, leafy vegetables like lettuce, cabbage and spring oni, retailers for the retrospective data enumeration process on the targeted vegetables. This can be reiterate, retailers earned 9% and 7% respectively. This paper classifies the vegetables used in Ghana into those of national importance and those of local or ethnic importance only and documents which of the vegetables of … This result conforms to the finding of Haruna, discovered that tomato farmers in Pwalugu village in th. Th collected through a semi-structured interview with sixty chain. Descriptive analysis and Weighted Average Index were employed to rank identified adaptation strategies and challenges. 0000118647 00000 n Marketing margin analysis and returns on investments (ROIs) were used to assess the performance of actors’ investments. We applied the Livelihood Vulnerability Index to understand and identify the nature and sources of vulnerability among smallholder horticultural farming households to climate variability in two districts in Ghana. Lack of mother stock and their high price, price of fertilizer and insecticides, lack of scientific knowledge & training, attack by pest & disease, lack of extension work came out as major financial and technical problems of the flower farmers while inadequate & underdeveloped transportation & communication system, low market price, lack of market information, unstructured market are among major market related problems. Table 10 shows the various transaction activities undertaken by traders per year in the purchasing and marketing, by wholesalers per year. Chagomoka T*1, Drescher A1, Glaser R1, Marschner B2, Schlesinger J1, and G Nyandoro3 . Moreover, a performance study by, Haruna, Nkegbe, and Ustarz (2012), in a rem, mainly on tomatoes. The paper concludes that since women farmers contribute immensely of domestic food supply in Ghana, it is important that efforts be made to build their capacity to produce efficiently. 0000004395 00000 n Sincerely, Female vegetable farmers were found to be producing at high levels of inefficiency. Farmers obtained the most ROIs of 28, 145, that farmers are more efficient in the investments in t. information on market prices of products. (1996). Cropping systems in Ghana are highly diverse and widespread (Srivastava et al., 2016) reflecting need for dynamic and context specific adaptations strategies applicable to the different cropping subsector systems and production areas especially horticultural production where studies are limited for improved implementation potential. The Poor • For the 49% of poor households, tomato serves as a food crop and source of extra income to purchase • Good comparative advantage for North, especially under irrigation • North can develop strong competitive position against imports. California is a close second in fresh market tomato production and contributes significantly to the crop of fresh market tomatoes produced in the U.S. The driest irrigation treatment afforded better protection against onion bolting in early plantings. 0000076867 00000 n (2010). Purchasing and marketing costs analysis of spring onions for traders per year, . This study explored the presence of parasitic contamination of commonly-consumed vegetables procured from two markets in Ghana. x���1 0ð4�f\�a_"`�'M�-�j�~��~�ǯ'� N� � 1.2 Ghana’s Vegetable Sector Overall vegetable consumption in Ghana is still rela-tively small, also in comparison with other African countries like Kenya, but is expanding rapidly. agencies to provide appropriate trainings to farmers and traders, to provide appropriate production assistance and storage facility & to build countrywide permanent trading infrastructure, deployment of an Market Information System (MIS) and deployment of Entrepreneur-friendly SME and credit policies and packages for ensuring a balanced growth of the floriculture industry. 0000004818 00000 n Descriptive statistics, gross margin analysis, multiple linear regression, and the Garrett ranking scale were the methods of analysis. Using a two-stage, percents for spring onions, lettuce and cabbage resp, -urban agricultural activities, continue to play a, ri-urban agricultural activities, and about 200 million are, due to its fast income deriving potentials, compared to a. come five times more than cereal farmers (Lumpkin, allow wells, mainstreams, and waste water drains usually, ghly concentrated at farm gates. Whereas in the 1970s and 1980s, urban food problems in Africa commanded political attention, the nature of urban food insecurity in the 1990s is such that it has tended to lose political importance. Poor farming practices and improper washing put consumers at risk of parasitic infections. 0000008385 00000 n land, exceeding fruits production by 0.1%. �(Ԁ) 퀛(e2)aQ��< (SI�����YX=aA�2�1�&A*˹�@Z���"�ь�v0v1�1H3H2�0\f�g�ϸ�]�� �.������oX�dxT/̡�~M�F��5��\���s�{�� Takemore Chagomoka . There are limited vegetable processing activities . 2016, from http://jpht.info/index.php/jpht/article/view/1743. For instance, it has been estimated, that horticultural producers derive per capital farm in, As in many other sub-Sahara African countries, majority of urban dwellers in Ghana still remain poor. The study identifies information flow, ers. August and September. revenue from the sale of 144 bags of spring onions was GH¢ 10,795 yielding marketing margins of GH¢ 1,419. are involved in the trade of spring onions for the sample used. endstream endobj 903 0 obj<>/ViewerPreferences<>/Metadata 142 0 R/AcroForm 904 0 R/Pages 134 0 R/StructTreeRoot 144 0 R/Type/Catalog/PageLabels 129 0 R>> endobj 904 0 obj<>/Encoding<>>>>> endobj 905 0 obj<>/ColorSpace<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageC]/ExtGState<>>>/Type/Page>> endobj 906 0 obj<> endobj 907 0 obj<> endobj 908 0 obj[/Separation/Bruin-4/DeviceCMYK<>] endobj 909 0 obj[/DeviceN[/Bruin-4]/DeviceCMYK 924 0 R 926 0 R] endobj 910 0 obj[/DeviceN[/Black]/DeviceCMYK 917 0 R 919 0 R] endobj 911 0 obj<> endobj 912 0 obj<> endobj 913 0 obj<>stream It describes our focus on irrigated smallholder vegetable production and our understanding of the terms urban‘, ‘peri-urban’ ‘ and ‘wastewater’. trailer GH¢ 1,440 for the total commodity traded per year. Table 6. the vegetable production is for sale in markets, whilst the other half is for home consumption. Washing vegetables twice with saline was not effective for parasite removal. The chapter describes the major sites of openspace vegetable farming- in Ghana’s main cities. G�"o�1No``��rˬoqƭm�@�,D YH�)LX�����.MN+�89^uꝣt��C�\�ֽ�P�j���uN�+����mhrڟ�u�'יg5P P=�뾕����5 Vegetable Production Technologies and Organic Production Prakash S Naik Indian Institute of Vegetable Research Varanasi . 0000008331 00000 n for an average of GH¢15 on farm. Due to lack of a holistic assessment of actors’ performance, this assertion remains unjustifiable. Stratified random sampling method was used to collect Primary data collected from the 32 farmers of Guptergaon under Phulpur Upazila in Mymensingh district and from the 21 flower traders, retailers and wholesalers of different flower trading zones in Dhaka city. 0000076568 00000 n 0000110561 00000 n VEGETABLE PRODUCTION, CONSUMPTION AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO DIETS ALONG THE URBAN – RURAL CONTINUUM . Vegetable production in this region faces many challenges. Estimated revenue obtained from the sale of this quantity at an average price of GH¢, of GH¢ 0.12 per year. Retrieved from http://purl.umn.edu/95955. A total. Apart from local vegetables the most important vegetables are tomatoes, peppers (both sweet and hot chillies), onions and okra. A survey of 480 resource-constrained horticultural producers was conducted in two municipalities of Ghana. Results showed that significant effects of intercropping systems on yield, dry matter and the nutrition uptake of cabbage were present, although, the cabbage in pure stand in general demonstrated better results. Smears were made from sediments, stained and observed with Fluorescence microscope to detect any spores or oocysts of Microsporidium sp., and Cryptosporidium sp. Vegetable production and marketing play an important role in providing income and employment for a significant proportion of small holder farmers and traders in Ghana. Therefore, fruit processing is regarded as a residual industry that processes fall out or downgraded fruits from the fresh fruit market. Marketing of Some, NRI, Natural Resource Institute, The University of Greenwich, UK and University of Science and. The present trial was conducted to determine the effects of different intercropping systems on yield and mineral content of cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. var. 4. The study used data collected from 80 urban exotic vegetable farmers. For instance, Ghana gene, The execution of the various farm management practices ranging from farm clearing, ploughing of land, bed, irrigation poses further constraints since most of the sh, dry up during this time. license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). The study also attempts to identify the value chains and channels of flower marketing in Bangladesh. This method has high sensitivity, high accuracy and good repeatability, and can be applied to the determination of the organophosphorus pesticide residues in vegetables, fruits and tea. Under circumstances where the urban poor spend a very large portion of their total income on food, urban poverty rapidly translates into food insecurity. Retrieved from http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org, . of employment opportunities, which acts as a unique source of livelihood especially for the urb, contributing to the attainment of the first two priorities of the seventeen major sustainable development goals, (SDGs 1&2) of the United Nations – reduction of extreme poverty and hunger. Invariably, (40%) and retailers (38%) had also only attained Junior, schooling on the average respectively. The vulnerability-contributing factors were aggregated in a composite index and differences were compared. The results showed that the calibration curves of the 16 organophosphorous pesticides were linear in the range of 10-2 000 microg/L with good correlation coefficients (R2 > 0.997). M�耤A �8�%�a2 This is because, rposely for price and quantity regulatory measures aimed, oduct gluts in the markets (Ortiz et al., 2010). The overall huge, the chance of acquiring more margin. Ghana Influence and Effects of Resource Inequalities. Furthermore, maintaining the stride in the attainment of food security is very imperative and, Special thanks and appreciation go to the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme Sierra Leone. Government and financial institutions should improve farmer access to credit to enable them to hire adequate labor and acquire technologies and production inputs. http://dx.doi.org/10.5337/2014.219. 0000105629 00000 n 0000002496 00000 n 2.1 Key National Features Ghana lies on the coastline of the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa and occupies a total areaof Moreover, and Uhl (1985) which states that marketing margin is the d, gate price per unit of the product, and also assuming, An analysis of returns on investment for the operations. financial analytical tools; profit margin, return on investment and benefit cost 0000001985 00000 n E-mail: wda@ethionet.et. This study examines the production and profitability of some selected flowers in comparison with their competing crops. lettuce and cabbage, to most of the other major cities in the country. with first publication rights granted to the journal. marketing margins for spring onions and cabbage (GH¢ 3 369 and GH¢ 17 376) (1US$ = GH¢ 3.6), while, farmers obtained the highest yearly margins (GH¢ 3 630) for lettuce. 0000109615 00000 n group discussions were held for middlemen, market queens and men, and 150 Vegetables were thoroughly washed twice using 0.0%, 0.45%, 0.9%, 1.5% concentrations of saline solutions. 3. Accepted 8 February, 2008 The long-term objective of this project is to … Res. We recommend that urban exotic vegetable production should be considered as a source of employment. Without the achievement of these, major actors that are involved in peri-ur. Over the last five years, IWMI’s research in Ghana has had a major thrust in urban and peri- urban agriculture in general and irrigated (open-space) vegetable farming in particular. 0 Copyright for this article is retained by the author(s), This is an open-access article distributed under the te. Production and marketing costs analysis of lettuce for farmers per year, Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technolo, they earn less marketing margins than is due them as comp, holistic assessment of actors’ performance, this assertion, three major leafy vegetables (spring onions, lettuce a. sampling technique, a total of 217 actors comprising 147 farmers, 30 wholesalers and 40 retailers, were sampled. Information flow gap was found to be a major cause of farmers’ scepticism on margin distribution because 76 percent of farmers had no information on market prices of products. • Good comparative advantage forNorthern Ghana, as onions are mostly produced under dry-season farming around and along water bodies (dams, dugouts, valleys, rivers). Table 4 displays the transaction activities of traders. Despite the increasing central role of women in food production, they have much more limited access to resources than their male counterparts especially in the areas of education, land, agricultural extension services and access to credit, all of which combine to restrain their ability to increase productivity. Vegetables can make an important contribution to food and nutritional security and can enhance livelihood of marginal and smallholders due to their high farmgate values per unit land area. The consequences of changing climate are often negatively impacting agricultural production, particularly vulnerable smallholder farmers. wholesale haulage profitability in Abinchi night market Kumasi, Ghana. 0000001241 00000 n Despite benefits of urban vegetable production, it is not uncommon to hear claims of vegetable farmers feeling cheated at the farm gate creating the perception that vegetable production is unprofitable. The male headed farms, on the other hand, showed a mean technical efficiency of 30.8 percent, and a range between 2 and 85 percent. 0000008019 00000 n The market size, domestic production, consumption, import and export analyses of fruits and vegetables in Ghana are covered in the report. Two (2) freshly harvested beds of Onion = 40 kg on, The average annual production cost was estimated at GH¢ 2,357 with, Marketing and profit margins were estimated at GH¢ 699. Moreover, special appreciation goes to Stanley. To reduce vulnerability and improve resilience of smallholders’ production activities, a range of farmer driven soil, water and crop conservation measures and farm management practices are being adopted. However, there are some special situa-tions that vegetable producers face when trying to implement cover crops into vegetable cropping systems. They are also becoming increasingly visible in farm tasks which traditionally have been designated as male preserve. This manual is therefore designed to provide guidelines on seedling production and management, plant spacing, cropping programme, soil fertility, crop protection as well as marketing aspects. years like an orchard thus, getting into vegetable production is a fast process and getting out may even be faster. Vegetable production in a nutshell 2 In drier areas, lime and potassium are less likely to be needed in large quantities, if at all, but phosphorus will probably be deficient in virgin soils. Also, female headed farms recorded a mean technical efficiency of 16.5 percent with a range between 2 and 66 percent. ... High temperature AND limited and excess moisture stresses are the major causes of low yields in vegetables production (Malhotra 2017). Such activities in the vegeta, nature of their production activities. marketing of lettuce in Kumasi metropolis. This paper briefly reviews urban food insecurity and generates a set of empirical questions for an analysis of food and livelihood security in contemporary urban sub-Saharan Africa, and then examines historical and contemporary evidence from Kampala, Uganda, and Accra, Ghana, to suggest some tentative conclusions. We hope you enjoy this handbook! 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