Drivers of change in farming systems and forest cover in Ghana

Acheampong, Emmanuel Opoku (2021) Drivers of change in farming systems and forest cover in Ghana. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Emmanuel Acheampong examined how Ghanaian farming practices influence farmers' livelihoods and forest cover. He found that farmers who adopt agricultural inputs are less likely to encroach forest reserves. Emmanuel hopes that Ghana's Forestry Commission and Ministry of Food and Agriculture will adopt his recommendations to enhance agricultural and forest sustainability.

Item ID: 69900
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Africa, agricultural development, agricultural education, agricultural expansion, agricultural intensification, Ashanti region of Ghana, deforestation, developing countries, farm households, farm intensification, farming, forest frontiers, forest restoration, forest transition, forest-dependent communities, forest-fringe communities, Ghana, improved technology adoption, inputs adoption, land expansion, landscape approach, multi-criteria analysis, multi-functional forest landscapes, policy interventions, rural Ghana, rural livelihoods improvement, smallholder farmers, sustainable livelihood framework, UN Sustainable Development Goals, yield improvement
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Three publications arising from this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU, at the time of processing. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

Chapter 3: Acheampong, Emmanuel Opoku, MacGregor, Colin J., Sloan, Sean, and Sayer, Jeff (2019) Deforestation is driven by agricultural expansion in Ghana's forest reserves. Scientific African, 5. e00146.

Chapter 5: Acheampong, Emmanuel O., Sayer, Jeffrey, MacGregor, Colin, and Sloan, Sean (2020) Application of landscape approach principles motivates forest fringe farmers to reforest Ghana’s degraded reserves. Forests, 11 (4). 411.

Chapter 6: Acheampong, Emmanuel Opoku, Sayer, Jeffrey, Macgregor, Colin J., and Sloan, Sean (2021) Factors influencing the adoption of agricultural practices in Ghana's forest-fringe communities. Land, 10 (3). 266.

Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2021 01:31
FoR Codes: 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3002 Agriculture, land and farm management > 300202 Agricultural land management @ 35%
30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3002 Agriculture, land and farm management > 300210 Sustainable agricultural development @ 35%
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410404 Environmental management @ 30%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1806 Terrestrial systems and management > 180601 Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems @ 50%
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280101 Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences @ 50%
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