Analysis of Production and Marketing Constraints of Tomato among Rural Farmers in Talensi Nabdam District of Upper East Region of Ghana


Department of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Extension, /Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy Division, Soil Research Institute, Kumasi, Ghana Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.


The study focused on the analysis of production and marketing constraints of tomato among rural farmers in Talensi Nabdam district of Upper East Region of Ghana.A total of 100 respondents were interviewed using questionnaire. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics to describe the socio economic characteristics of the farmers and Kendall’s Coefficient of Concordance was used to rank the constraints. Lack of access to credit and lack of reliable market were the major constraints the farmers were facing. Male’s form 89% of the respondents and 11% were females. This indicates that, majority of the tomato farmers were males. Moreover, 55% of the respondents have no access to basic education. 15% have access to primary and 11% to Senior high School and lastly 4% to tertiary institution which means more than half of the tomato farmers were illiterate.77% of the respondents have been in the practice of tomato production for more than 5 years, this result shows that tomato production is an age long profession of the people in the study area


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