The Legacy of Conflict on Food Crop Production in Ghana: Nakpayili in Perspective
Keywords:Ethnic Conflict, Food Production, Food Security, Livelihood, Agriculture
In Ghana, the long-term effects of conflicts on food crop production is poorly understood. This paper discusses the legacy of the 1994/95 Kokomba-Nanumba conflict on food crop production in Nakpayili. Purposive and quota sampling were used to select 52 respondents in a mixed study design. Primary data gathered through interviews revealed that food crop production is low (27.6%) as compared to the periods before the conflict (68.1%). This situation is attributed to intermittent clashes and burning of farms (42.6%), migration (25.5%), erratic rainfall (25.5%), high cost of farm inputs (12.8%), bushfires (10.6%) and high cost of labour (14.9%).