Accessibility of Rice Farmers to the Ghana School Feeding Programme and its Effect on Output

The Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) is the Ghanaian version of a Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSP) that has a mandate to give one hot meal a day to school children in public schools from kindergarten through to primary six. The programme was launched in 2005 with the goal of contributing to poverty reduction and increased food security in Ghana. One of the key objectives of the programme is to boost domestic food production by sourcing GSFP raw materials locally, and providing a sustainable market for local food producers in the community. To analyse accessibility of rice farmers to the Ghana School Feeding Programme and its effect on production in three districts of the Northern Region of Ghana, a formal cross section survey of 100 small holder rice farmers was conducted. The transcendental logarithmic production function was applied to analyse the programme’s effect on rice output in the three districts using access to the GSFP and other input variables. Our results show that farm labour, farm size, and fertilizer application were significant in increasing farmers’ output while access to the GSFP market was not. Again there is no significant difference between the output of those who had access to the school feeding programme and those who do not.

Konečná, Martina
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Sep 30 2015
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Journal Article
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1804-1930 (Other)
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AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, Volume 07, Number 3
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Volume VII

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