Improved technologies in northern Ghana

Photo credit: Africa Rising

Oscar Dong, a local farmers group leader in northern Ghana. Farming trials were established on his land and he is anticipating excellent yields from improved crop varieties (photo credit: Africa RISING/ Charlie Pye-Smith).

On the trail of adoption data: Africa RISING embarks on study to evaluate use of improved technologies in northern Ghana


In preparation for a study to monitor adoption of Africa RISING technologies in northern Ghana, the West Africa project team recently trained (from 29 July – 2 August 2015) field enumerators and supervisors who will be involved in data collection during the study.

Led by the Africa RISING project agricultural economist, Bekele Kotu, the study, which will start in August 2015 until April 2016, is seeking to establish how and to what extent farmers are using  technologies introduced by Africa RISING.

More than 460 randomly selected households in 16 Africa RISING intervention communities will be involved in the study which will interview household heads and family members. The surveyed households are selected randomly from  3,151 farm households in Africa RISING intervention areas in northern Ghana.

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.