Challenging rural poverty in Northern Ghana

the case of the Upper-West Region
  • 146 Pages
  • 4.40 MB
  • English
University of Trondheim , Dragvoll
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StatementJacob Songsore, Aloysius Denkabe.
SeriesReport,, no. 6/95, Report (Universitetet i Trondheim. Senter for miljø og utvikling) ;, 95 no. 6.
ContributionsDenkabe, Aloysius., Universitetet i Trondheim. Senter for miljø og utvikling.
LC ClassificationsHC1060.Z7 U67 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 146, 3 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6845931M
ISBN 108273730549
LC Control Number00347875

Challenging rural poverty in Northern Ghana: The case of the Upper-West Region (Report) [Jacob Songsore] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying Jacob Songsore. This book provides in-depth empirical discussions of contemporary development issues of rural development in northern Ghana with wider applicability in terms of the processes, needs, strategies.

Poverty is everywhere dense in the Northern part of Ghana and in the rural South. According to the Ghana Statistical Service (), about % of the Ghanaian population are considered to be Author: Saibu Mutaru. NGRP is implemented by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to contribute to agricultural and rural growth and poverty reduction in northern Ghana, where many of the poorest Ghanaians live.

The programme works with poor rural people to develop income-generating agricultural activities supplementing subsistence farming, which currently predominates in the north. In sharp contrast with the South, there was no significant decline in the proportion of poor in the population of the North.

Ghana's success story in poverty reduction is the success story of its South. Finally, North-South migration should not be seen as detracting from the potential development of Northern Ghana. Ghana’s Northern Rural Growth Programme is transforming agriculture Jul SinceGhana continues to show steady improvements in economic growth of over 7% per year on average, making it the first African country to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 1 of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger.

March 1, Document of the World Bank Report No. GH Republic of Ghana Tackling Poverty in Northern Ghana PREM 4/AFTAR Africa Region This document has a restricted distribution and may be used Challenging rural poverty in Northern Ghana book recipients.

However, the gap has widened between rural and urban dwellers over the period to and men (%) are more likely to be literate than women (%) [Census ]. With regard to gender equality in education, Ghana is achieving gender parity among the youngest cohorts. Oct 19,  · According to the World Bank, poverty is still concentrated in the northern parts of the country, especially the Upper West Region and the western part of the Northern Region, despite Ghana’s progress in poverty reduction.

According to the Bank, 40 per cent of Ghana’s poor live in the north. Jun 05,  · Like other parts of the region, migrant flows within Ghana have historically been directed towards urban, mineral, and plantation economies.

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This study, however, examines a new pattern of migration related to rural livelihood that has intensified in recent decades largely in response to mounting environmental pressures and worsening by: Feb 07,  · Although poverty in Ghana is a rural phenomenon, urban poverty cannot be pushed to the background.

Extreme poverty is prevalent in urban Ghana (Ghana ). The poverty rate of the Kumasi Metropolis is % as against the national poverty rate of % (Ghana ).Cited by: 1. Aug 16,  · The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is to launch a Human Development Report on Northern Ghana entitled “Bridging the Poverty Gap and Fostering Socio-Economic Transformation for All."Author: Sammy Adjei.

Oct 08,  · A new study by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) shows that the pattern of poverty in Northern Ghana is changing positively. The report however suggested that more effort is needed.

There are three major poverty divides in Ghana: rural-urban, northsouth, and between women and men. To meet these challenges, IFAD, the African Development Bank and the Government of Ghana are investing in rural northern Ghana to create viable economic opportunities – particularly for women – while improving market linkages with the south and neighbouring countries.

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lost when people move from rural to urban areas. Preparation methods The recipes in this book were collected and documented under the UrbanFoodPlus project financially supported by the Federal Ministry of.

Education and Research (BMBF). UrbanFoodPlus is an African-German The northern part of Ghana is situated in the Guinea Savannah. Those described as extremely poor declined from % to %.Ghana is on track to meeting the Millennium Development Goals for income poverty, hunger, primary school completion, gender parity at school and access to water.

However challenges still exist. Rural, subsistence agricultural farmers are among the poorest socio-economic groups in Ghana. Pattern of poverty in Northern Ghana is changing, a report by the United Nations Development Programme has said.

The report entitled “Bridging the Poverty Gap and Fostering Socio-Economic. Oct 28,  · Tackling Extreme Rural Poverty in Northern Ghana. Today, Ghana's President John Mahama, UK Secretary of State Andrew Mitchell and I travelled to northern Ghana to announce a new five-year development program for one of the poorest regions of West Africa.

Rural development in northern Ghana. [Joseph Awetori Yaro;] Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews of the savanna landscape and its new political relevance in Ghana / Irit Eguavoen and Benjamin Schraven --Reducing poverty in northern Ghana through the Savannah Accelerated Development.

We also made great progress in ameliorating the WASH Poverty situation in Northern Ghana through our work with WAG, Give Me Tap and Eau Bottle. We have also improved our accountability and fundraising drive through publicizing our activities via newsletters, social media and our website to provide more information to our partners, potential.

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Feb 03,  · Home News Ghana’s poorest region still below the showed that 88 per cent of households in the region earned below the lower poverty line of 70 Ghana cedis. Upper East and Northern. Oct 17,  · In looking at poverty trends, the paper confirms that between and Ghana’s national level of poverty fell by more than half (from % to.

Nov 06,  · Poverty trends. The report revealed that poverty remained a rural phenomenon with rural savannah still ranking highest in poverty rates among.

Since the s, adolescent girls and young women have migrated from Ghana’s three northern regions to Accra and other large cities to search for better economic opportunities and escape interethnic conflict, early marriage, and rural poverty.

These women, who predominantly have no formal education, often end up living in urban informal settlements and working as kayayei (female head porters). security, poverty and rural development in 15 African countries, including three years as head of a rural research programme at the University of Namibia and one year as researcher on household drought responses in northern Ghana.

He has published nine books and over 60 journal articles on food security, famine and social protection. Oct 22,  · I will like to look at the challenges associated to this task and how feasible is poverty eradication in Ghana.

Poverty has different definitions depending on where it is being defined. Ghana. Agricultural growth is a major driver of poverty reduction in Ghana. Agriculture is the largest source of employment for Ghanaians and accounts for 41 percent of employment. Feed the Future’s efforts focus in Northern Ghana, where poverty is deeply entrenched and farming is dominated by smallholder farmers producing food and cash crops.

Aug 16,  · The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is to launch a Human Development Report on Northern Ghana entitled “Bridging the Poverty Gap and Fostering Socio-Economic Transformation for All”. However, lack of farming subsidies, poor government regulations, poor market facilities, poor farming practices, poor climatic conditions in some areas, etc.

continue to keep millions of people (especially rural farmers) in absolute poverty. Ghana is the second leading producer of cocoa beans in the world (producing about thousand tons a year). To tackle poverty in Northern Ghana, the country relies heavily on inclusive agricultural growth in the rural areas which cont Ghana's Northern Rural Growth Programme Is Transforming Agriculture.

WASH Service Delivery – the Northern Ghana Experience M. ATOGIYIRE, C. DERY, P.K. DARKO & T. SHAW In rural communities in Ghana, poverty and lack of opportunities to access and use an appropriate range of financial products and services to create and grow livelihoods, directly affect people’s prospects for.Perceptions of well-being and poverty in Ghana vary between rural and urban areas and between men, women and youth.

Whereas the rural poor identify issues such as food insecurity, inability to have children, disability and ownership of property, urban inform anyone” (Chief of Zagban, community in Northern Ghana.

Source: Amadu and Atua.The Ghana Statistical Service Living Index from to has consistently shown that northern Ghanaians are among the poorest of the regions. These statistics make any new development initiatives significant to warrant attention by analysts and those who would want to see positive outcomes for northern Ghana.