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Rural Development in Northern Ghana
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Editors: Joseph Awetori Yaro (Department of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana)
Book Description:
Rural development is still an important policy goal in most developing countries where a high proportion of the population lives and works in rural areas. This book provides in-depth empirical discussions of contemporary development issues of rural development in northern Ghana with wider applicability in terms of the processes, needs, strategies, and recommendations for policy for most of the savannah ecological zone of Africa. Although the rest of Ghana is developing much faster than northern Ghana, its people perceive substantial positive changes in their conditions of life as prosperity trickles, albeit slowly down and out to them. Environmental change and economic globalization is rendering ineffective the adaptive strategies of poor farmers in northern Ghana. This book is an important resource for students, researchers, policy makers and NGOs with interest in rural development, dry land areas, marginalized areas and general development. The descriptions and discussions of contemporary challenges of rural development issues using vivid case studies are of relevance for comparison to different and similar country situations. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-ix

1. The Story of Northern Ghana
(Joseph Awetori Yaro) pp. 1-16

2. Local Perceptions of Development and Change in Northern Ghana
(Ton Dietz, Kees van der Geest & Francis Obeng) pp. 17-36

3. Between Statute and Practice: Local Democratisation and Struggles over Traditional Jurisdictions in the New Kpandai District, Northern Region
(Paul Stacey) pp. 37-62

4. Peasant Adaptation to Environmental Change and Economic Globalization in Northern Ghana
(Wolfram Laube, Benjamin Schraven, and Martha Adimabuno Awo) pp. 63-82

5. Rural Livelihoods at a Cross-Road in Northern Ghana
(Joseph Awetori Yaro) pp. 83-100

6. Small-Scale Farming and Rural Development in Northern Ghana
(Jan Hesselberg) pp. 101-122

7. The Trajectories of Irrigated Agriculture and Rural Development in Northern Ghana
(Simon Bawakyillenuo and Kpieta B. Alfred) pp. 123-146

8. Women’s Agency and Rural Development in Northern Ghana
(Agnes Atia Apusigah) pp. 147-168

9. Rural Transport Infrastructure and Development in Northern Ghana
(Albert Abane) pp. 169-190

10. Commercialization of Land Tenure Systems in Northern Ghana: The Dynamics and Drivers
(Abraham Ibn Zackaria and Joseph Awetori Yaro) pp. 191-206

11. The Ambiguous Representation of the Savanna Landscape and its New Political Relevance in Ghana
(Irit Eguavoen and Benjamin Schraven)pp. 207-224

12. Reducing Poverty in Northern Ghana through the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority: What Do People Expect?
(Seidu Al-hassan) pp. 225-244

13. Conclusion
(Jan Hesselberg)pp. 245-248

List of Contributors pp. 249-252

Index pp. 253-269

   Series:
      African Political, Economic, and Security Issues
      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2013- February
   Pages: 278, 7x10 - (NBC-C)
   ISBN: 978-1-62417-102-4
   Status: AV
  
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