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Influence of Trade Liberalization and its Related Policies on the Adoption of Mechanized Ploughing in Yam Cultivation in Kpandai District in Northern Region, Ghana.

Abstract

This paper analyses the trade potential factors that influence the adoption of mechanized ploughing in Kpandai District in Northern Ghana. The paper estimate a logic model with data from 510 sampled yam farm households. It was identified that producer price, farm size, competition among farmers, export, integration into market economy, market proximity were found to show strong significant influence on adoption of tractor ploughing technology.

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