Journal of
Development and Agricultural Economics

  • Abbreviation: J. Dev. Agric. Econ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9774
  • DOI: 10.5897/JDAE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 552

Full Length Research Paper

Contract farming and farmers’ well-being: The case of yam farmers in the Mion district of the Northern Region of Ghana

Ibrahim A. Yakubu
  • Ibrahim A. Yakubu
  • Department of Agricultural Innovation Communication, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Sciences, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana.
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Hudu Zakaria
  • Hudu Zakaria
  • Department of Agricultural Innovation Communication, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Sciences, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana.
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Samuel S. K. Allotey
  • Samuel S. K. Allotey
  • Department of Agricultural Innovation Communication, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Sciences, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana.
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  •  Received: 24 October 2021
  •  Accepted: 12 November 2021
  •  Published: 31 March 2022

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