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Survey of yam trading practices and loss assessment in Techiman Market (NRI report no. R6505)

Survey of yam trading practices and loss assessment in Techiman Market (NRI report no. R6505)

Gray, A., Crentsil, D., Gallat, S. and Gogoe, S. (1997) Survey of yam trading practices and loss assessment in Techiman Market (NRI report no. R6505). Technical Report. Natural Resources Institute, Chatham, UK.

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Abstract

The aim of this report is to gain an understanding of the structure of yams marketing in and around Techiman Market in Ghana, and to understand the extent and impact of quality deterioration (called 'physical losses' in this report) on the farmers' and traders' revenues. It should be noted that the data collected on marketing margins and losses was collected using informal techniques which provide indicative results.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Additional Information: [1] Acknowledgements: The authors would like to thank all those who participated in interviews, including yam farmers, traders, market administrators, bank administrators and transporters. Thanks should also go to Mr. William Opare Danso, Mr. Steven Acheampong and Mrs. Abebech Zewdie-Bosuner for their assistance in data collection. Thanks to Dr. C. Henkes of GTZ in Sunyani for his advice and support and Mr. Atta and other members of the PP.MED in Sunyani for providing information. Finally, thanks to members of the GPRTU in Techiman for compiling transport data.
Uncontrolled Keywords: survey, yam, trade, loss assessment, techiman market, Ghana, post-harvest, market, postharvest losses
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
Faculty of Engineering & Science
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Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 16:21
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11928

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