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Humbolt University (2016)

THE GROUNDNUT INFORMAL SECTOR AND AFLATOXIN MITIGATION IN GHANA

Aceves Cárdenas, Regina

Titre : THE GROUNDNUT INFORMAL SECTOR AND AFLATOXIN MITIGATION IN GHANA

Exploring the groundnut production through the actor’s perspective s : Evidence from the Brong-Ahafo and Ashanti regions

Auteur : Aceves Cárdenas, Regina

Université de soutenance : Humbolt University

Grade : International Master of Science in Rural Development 2016

Descriptif
The reminder of this thesis is divided in five chapters structured as follows : First, an introductory chapter is draft in order to provide detailed information of the current situation of the groundnut sector in Ghana while define the main guidelines of the research including the justification, the research question, hypotheses and principal objectives. Following, the second chapter is dedicated to the definition of the general context in order to allow to the reader to have a better understanding of the environment in which the different actors operate. This section gives first, a brief description of the different sectors considered relevant to the groundnut production in Ghana. Followed by an overview of the groundnut production at global and national levels. The third chapter describes first, relevant concepts as the rural development which is basic to understand the research within a holistic frame. Afterwards, he main characteristics of value chains and alternative approaches to study them are draft. Finally, the main theoretical and analytical approaches used in order to frame the research as an actor-oriented study are presented. The fourth chapter addresses the research methods and strategies followed according to gather relevant data in line with the theoretical framework. The fifth chapter therefore contains the case study results, which are presented in a synthetic manner nourished by the different sources of information used including photographs, and the authors’ own experience during the field work. Last but not least, the thesis conclude with a brief discussion of the findings while using the initial questions and hypotheses and provide some recommendations and further questions that can be developed in future research projects around the groundnut sector in Ghana.

Mots clés : Actor-oriented studies, smallholders, groundnut, Ghana, interventions, value Chai

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