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Trends in Agricultural Economics
  Year: 2016 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 1-3 | Page No.: 21-28
DOI: 10.3923/tae.2016.21.28
 
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Influence of Trade Liberalization and its Related Policies on Skilled Labour Adoption in Yam Production in Ghana

M. Seidu

Abstract:
This study examines the levels of skilled and unskilled labour adoption and the influence of trade potential factors on the adoption of these labours in Kpandai district in Northern Ghana. The level of skilled labour and trade potential factors influencing its adoption remain inconclusive and unknown in the yam subsector. Empirical measure of the level of labour use among 510 sampled yam farm households revealed that skilled labour dominate (61.2%) yam production among farm households. Furthermore, this study estimated a logit model which identifies that trade factors that were important in explaining the likelihood of skilled labour use include producer price, competition among households, degree of market integration and cost of transportation. It is therefore recommended that policy should be directed in improving the income levels of skilled labours to ensure the effective maintenance and continuity of skilled labour use. Furthermore, the influential factors should be factored in policy formulation and implementation in order to promote skilled labour adoption in yam production.
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M. Seidu , 2016. Influence of Trade Liberalization and its Related Policies on Skilled Labour Adoption in Yam Production in Ghana. Trends in Agricultural Economics, 9: 21-28.

DOI: 10.3923/tae.2016.21.28

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=tae.2016.21.28

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