ResearchBib Share Your Research, Maximize Your Social Impacts
Sign for Notice Everyday Sign up >> Login

Impact of Fertilizer Subsidy Programme on Maize Income in the Northern Region of Ghana | Biomedgrid llc

Journal: American Journal of Biomedical Science & Research (Vol.6, No. 2)

Publication Date:

Authors : ;

Page : 4-30

Keywords : american Journal of Biomedical Science & Research; Biomedgrid;; biomedgrid; Biomedical Science and Research Journals; Biomedical Research Journals;

Source : Download Find it from : Google Scholarexternal


This study principally assessed the impact of fertilizer subsidy programme on maize income in the Northern Region. Sample sizes of 400 respondents were interviewed using questionnaires. Secondary data was also collected for the study and the results analyzed. Simple random sampling techniques was used in selecting respondents. The data was analyzed using appropriate descriptive statistics and Propensity Score Matching (PSM). The study revealed that majority of smallholder participated in the fertilizer subsidy programme. High level of participation in the fertilizer subsidy programme among smallholder farmers can be partly due to high poverty level in Northern region of Ghana. In establishing the relationship between smallholder farmers' participation in fertilizer subsidy programme and maize income. The propensity scores matching results revealed a significant effect between smallholder farmers' participation in the fertilizer subsidy programme and maize income of participants. The study calls for more investment and expansion of the subsidy Programme to other agricultural inputs such as improve seed, pesticides and insecticides as the subsidy have the ability of increasing smallholder income levels.

Last modified: 2021-02-22 22:29:58