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  • Vegetable Production and Pesticide Use in Ghana: Would GM Varieties Have an Impact at the Farm Level
Author
  • Horna, Daniela
  • Timpo, Samuel
  • Al-Hassan, Ramatu M.
  • Smale, Melinda
  • Falck-Zepeda, José
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  • preprint
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  • The objective of this study is to evaluate pesticide use as an important factor affecting potential adoption and farm level impact of genetically modified (GM) vegetable varieties in Ghana. Tomato is the most consumed vegetable and a food security crop. Cabbage is a vegetable of growing importance but limited cultivation and is produced in urban areas. Garden egg is a native African crop of wide consumption and importance for rural economies. Farm level information was collected in randomly selected sites in southern and central regions of Ghana. Partial budget analysis shows that investments in pesticides are rather low, especially for tomato and garden egg. Analysis of production using an abatement framework shows that insecticide amounts are significant in determining cabbage output levels only. Rate of returns of GM seeds however can still be high. GM varieties would need to show not only a high abatement rate and a high yield potential but mainly an affordable price, to reduce total costs and induce adoption Keywords: Farm, Genetically modified, Ghana, Tomato
  • Agricultural and Food Policy, Consumer/​Household Economics, Environmental Economics and Policy, Food Consumption/​Nutrition/​Food Safety, Food Security and Poverty, Health Economics and Policy, International Relations/​Trade, Marketing, Productivity Analysis, Research and Development/​Tech Change/​Emerging Technologies,
  • RePEc:ags:aaae07:52182
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