Assessment of Rural Livelihood Diversification in Ghana


Intézmény: Szent István Egyetem
regionális tudományok
Enyedi György Regionális Tudományok Doktori Iskola

témavezető: Kassai Zsuzsanna
helyszín (magyar oldal): SZIE Enyedi György Regionális Tudományok Doktori Iskola
helyszín rövidítés: SZIE

A kutatási téma leírása:

Szent István University
Enyedi György Doctoral School of Regional Sciences
PhD research theme: Assessment of Rural Livelihood Diversification in Ghana

Rural people can earn their livelihoods mainly via three strategies: agricultural intensification, migration and livelihood diversification. There have been many studies over the past years which have suggested livelihood diversification as an important tool to compact poverty among rural households in developing countries, and it gives individuals and households more capabilities to raise living standards. Therefore, livelihood diversification has become a desirable policy objective in developing countries. However, the actual evidence on how it impacts on specific dimensions of poverty, specifically on household income and food security, has still remained limited.
Livelihood diversification includes both on- and off-farm activities which are undertaken to generate income additional. Apparently, some empirical evidences on livelihood diversification are limited mainly to non-farm share of household income, with very minimal recourse to how these additional incomes influence other equally important welfare outcomes such as food consumption, education, and health.
There have been many livelihood development projects introduced to rural areas in Ghana for the past years, but most of these projects have had only limited results. The main reason for the lack of or limited success is that the most of the intervention regimes in Ghana lack detailed study of the real problems of the rural population before designing and implementing these programmes. Therefore, there is a significant need to identify livelihood diversification strategies in Ghana, and assess their effectiveness, their impacts on rural poverty and food security.

Related publications:
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• Kwizera, E.E. – Kassai, Zs. (2016): Analysis of Determinants of Agricultural Productivity Sector: A Case Study of Burundi. In: Káposzta, J. – Nagy, H. (eds.) (2016): "Future scientists for sustainable development": 3rd VUA YOUTH Scientific Session, Conference proceeding, pp.75-91. ISBN: 978-963-269-451-1.
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• Ritter, K. – Kassai, Zs. (2015): The Role of the Social Economy in Rural Development: The Case of Jebucu. In: Jedynak, W. - Kinal, J. (eds.) (2015): Selected aspects of socio-economical changes in a post-modern society. 152 p. Rzeszów: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego, pp. 61-70. ISBN: 978-83-7996-211-2.

előírt nyelvtudás: English
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Jelentkezési határidő: 2017-05-31

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