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Title:Rural development in northern Ghana
Editor:Yaro, Joseph AwetoriISNI
Series:African political, economic and security issues series
City of publisher:New York
Publisher:Nova Science Publishers
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:rural areas
rural development
local government reform
climate change
small farms
rural transport
land tenure
poverty reduction
Abstract:This book provides an analysis of some important aspects of rural development in the three regions of northern Ghana: Northern Region, Upper East Region and Upper West Region. Although the national poverty figures show an impressive decline, northern Ghana continues to have a large proportion of the mainly agriculturally dependent population in poverty. Following an introductory chapter by Joseph Awetori Yaro, the book addresses local perceptions of development and change (Ton Dietz, Kees van der Geest and Francis Obeng); local democratisation and struggles over traditional jurisdictions in the New Kpandai District (Paul Stacey); peasant adaptation to environmental change and economic globalization (Wolfram Laube, Benjamin Schraven and Martha Adimabuno Awo); rural livelihoods at a crossroad (Joseph Awetori Yaro); small-scale farming (Jan Hesselberg); irrigated agriculture (Simon Bawakyillenuo and Kpieta B. Alfred); women's agency (Agnes Atia Apusigah); rural transport infrastructure (Albert Abane); commercialization of land tenure systems (Abraham Ibn Zackaria and Joseph Awetori Yaro); the political relevance of the savannah landscape (Irit Eguavoen and Benjamin Schraven); poverty reduction through the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (Seidu Al-hassan). The concluding chapter by Jan Hesselberg provides an overview of the issues raised in the chapters. [ASC Leiden abstract]