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Cover for Fair Trade certification on plantations: household wealth and welfare implications for hired labour.

The case study presented in this chapter examines the wealth and welfare implications for hired plantation workers of Fair Trade certification. The study is based on cross-sectional data from hired labour in the Ghanaian pineapple sector. The findings confirm that Fair Trade certification has a...

Author(s)
Krumbiegel, K.; Wollni, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The relevance of reliability, reputation and respect for producer-level benefits of organic and Fair Trade certification for smallholders.

This chapter develops a conceptual model of farmer-business relationships under certification and highlights the main arguments using empirical data. In particular, it shows that signalling reliability and building up a reputation of trust and respect increase the likelihood of successful...

Author(s)
Kleemann, L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

A brief and general description of mutation breeding is provided. Mutation has been a successful strategy in producing over 3000 mutant cultivars in over 200 crop species worldwide. Oil palm is one of the few major crop species, and the only oil crop not to have been improved by mutation breeding....

Author(s)
Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Osei, S. A.; Amiteye, S.; Ciomas, J.; Hoeman, S.; Jankuloski, L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786396211)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mobile phone applications for weather and climate information for smallholder farmer decision making.

This chapter investigates the Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture (PICSA) approach that seeks to support decision making and build resilience among smallholder farmers in Africa. In particular, it discusses the development and testing of two proof-of-concept mobile phone...

Author(s)
Caine, A.; Clarke, C.; Clarkson, G.; Dorward, P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Understanding the impacts of Mobile technology on smallholder agriculture.

This chapter presents the case of how information and communication technologies (ICTs), particularly mobile phones, impact agricultural development by facilitating step-wise changes in smallholder farmers' information and agriculture practices in rural Ghana. The study shows how mobile phones...

Author(s)
Karanasios, S.; Slavova, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Farmerline: a for-profit agtech company with a social Mission.

This chapter presents an overview of Farmerline, a for-profit agtech company in Ghana that is facilitating change through the application of information and communication technology (ICT). The enterprise was founded after Mobile Web Ghana's Apps Competition in 2011, organized by the World Wide Web...

Author(s)
Senyo, W.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book InfoOpen Access
Cover for Fertilizer use optimization in sub-Saharan Africa.

This book contains 17 chapters providing details on decision tools that use linear programming to determine recommendations specific to a farmer's context intended to maximize profit from fertilizer use in sub-saharan Africa. Chapter 1 and 2 discusses the principles and approach, and spatial...

Author(s)
Wortmann, C. S.; Sones, K.
ISBN
2017 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392046)
Type
Book
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Optimizing fertilizer use within the context of integrated soil fertility management in Ghana.

This chapter describes soil nutrient management, including fertilizer use in Ghana, then suggests fertilizer use and recommendations. The chapter then discusses fertilizer use integrated with other practices, then diagnose nutrient deficiencies in the region. Further, the chapter provides...

Author(s)
Tetteh, F. M.; Quansah, G. W.; Frempong, S. O.; Nurudeen, A. R.; Atakora, W. K.; Opoku, G.
ISBN
2017 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392046)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The marketing of vegetables in a Northern Ghanaian City: implications and trajectories.

This chapter argues that the market function of urban agriculture (UA), alongside specific characteristics of the urban zone, allows urban farmers and marketers to reconnect the ecological to the social and economic within their livelihood strategies. Referring to urban political ecology and...

Author(s)
Bellwood-Howard, I.; Nchanji, E. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647326)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Creating political space for climate change adaptation in Northern Ghana.

This chapter explores the role that NGOs can facilitate in creating links between policy makers, local institutions and those affected by climate change by strengthening participation through a rights-based approach. This chapter focuses on the NGO CARE International as an example, with a special...

Author(s)
Rasmussen, J. F.; Friis-Hansen, E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390769)
Type
Book chapter

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