Economics of Soybean Production: Evidence from Saboba and Chereponi Districts of Northern Region of Ghana

Wilson Dogbe, Prince M. Etwire, Edward Martey, John C. Etwire, Inusah I. Y. Baba, Aliyu Siise

Abstract


The objective of this study was to document soybean production practices, estimate the level of profitability and identify constraints to soybean production in Saboba and Chereponi districts of the Northern Region of Ghana based on gender. Primary data from 140 farmers were subjected to profitability analysis and Kendall’s Coefficient of Concordance. Soybean production was found to be unprofitable in Chereponi District for both male and female farmers but profitable for male farmers in Saboba District. Constraints to soybean production include lack of right over land, selling of produce on credit, among others. The level of profitability of soybean production can be improved by addressing constraints such as unfavourable land tenure arragements, unfavourable market conditions inter alia.


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