Cereal producers and the structural adjustment programme (SAP) in Ghana: A welfare analysis of the first decade of SAP

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dc.contributor.author Drafor, I.
dc.contributor.author Filson, G.
dc.contributor.author Goddard, E.W.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-20T13:58:13Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-20T13:58:13Z
dc.date.issued 2000-10
dc.identifier.other Vol. 17(4): pp 489-499
dc.identifier.other https://doi.org/10.1080/03768350050173895
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/27977
dc.description.abstract Small-scale food producers in Ghana produce about 90 per cent of the food in the country. Behaviourial patterns characteristic of these semi-commercial producers are complex, making it hard for policy makers to predict the consequences of policies on them. This study analyses the effects of the Structural Adjustment Programme on cereal producers in Ghana. A system of demand and supply equations was employed in a simulation analysis performed under three different scenarios to observe the aftermath of price increases; measure the impact of devaluation of the cedi; and gauge the effect of price increases and devaluation. The results show that cereal producers gain but consumers lose in terms of producer and consumer surplus. There is a net welfare loss as a result of the SAP. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Development Southern Africa en_US
dc.subject Cereal en_US
dc.subject Cereal producers en_US
dc.subject Structural adjustment programme (SAP) en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.title Cereal producers and the structural adjustment programme (SAP) in Ghana: A welfare analysis of the first decade of SAP en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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