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Title: Review of Rural Development Strategies in Ghana Since Independence
Authors: Nsiah-Gyabaah, Kwasi
Keywords: rural,
accelerated, development
Issue Date: Feb-1998
Publisher: Journal of Science and Technology
Citation: Journal of Science and Technology,Vol 18, No.1
Abstract: Ghana, which once had an advanced industrial base and enjoyed the highest standard of living in Sub-Sahara Africa at independence in 1957, now remains amongst the poor countries in Africa. Although more than half of the population live in the rural areas which are prominent and dominant with regard to food production, employment and income, the people in the rural areas experience most poverty and deprivation. In addition, the rural areas face a triad of problems, namely, rapid population growth, poor agricultural performance and increasing environmentakdegradation - all of which have contributed to local food insecurity and increased rural poverty. A large part of the explanation for rural-urban migration can be blamed on distribution of resources which have been skewed towards urban development and economic stagnation of the rural areas. This paper examines the history of rural development in Ghana and highlights some of the problems and opportunities in efforts by past and present governments to improve the living conditions in the rural areas.
Description: Article Published in the Journal of Science and Technology,Vol.18, No.1,February,1998
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4762
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