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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Effects Of Inland Valley Rice Development Project On Household Poverty Indicators Of Rice Farmers In Ahafo-Ano South District In The Ashanti Region Of Ghana.

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Emmanuel Mpianing



Ahafo-Ano South District in Ashanti Region, Improvement in Education of school-going age, Ghana, Improvement in Health, Income, Inland Valley Rice Development Project, Improvement in Nutrition, Poverty intervention, Rice farmers,



The Inland Valley Rice Development Project (IVRDP) was introduced as a poverty intervention project with the aim of increasing income of participating rice farmers. This study analyzed the effect of income from the IVRDP on household poverty indicators such as nutrition, health and education of children of school-going age. Purposive sampling technique was used to select six rice growing communities in Ahafo-Ano South district in the Ashanti Region of Ghana and random sampling technique was also used to select 120 respondents. Primary data were collected through personal interview and secondary data were obtained from the baseline survey conducted by the regional office of the IVRD-Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) in Kumasi. The techniques of descriptive statistics, complete enterprise cost accounting method and binary logit regression were employed. The study revealed that rice income has been increasing since the year 2005 with the exception of 2007. There was an improvement in the nutrition, health and education of children of school going-age of the rice farmers in the Ahafo-Ano South district in the Ashanti Region. The income from the rice project had no significant relationship with the improvement in nutrition (P=0.4528) and health (P=0.1120) of the households of the rice farmers. However, the rice income had significant (P=0.0670) and positive effect on the improvement in the education of children of school-going age of the rice farmers.



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