Gender-based Assessment of Vegetable Market Regulation in Northern Region of Ghana

Mohammed Tanko

Abstract


This research examine the level of difficulties and the satisfactory level of market regulation implementation by both male and female vendors of vegetable in Northern region of Ghana. Primary data was collected from vendors of vegetable in 4 districts in the study area. Data was analysed through the employment of Ordered Logistic model by segregating male and female farmers` responds to ensure proper policy recommendation for both sexes. Results from the research indicate that, there is no proper implementation of market regulation in the study area. This led to the exclusion of some of the respondents as they were not having fare knowledge of the topic.  The Ordered Logistic model results show that, level of education, farm experience, farm gate sales and farm income are factors that are significant and are inversely associated with a female vendors` easy of complying with market regulation while a male farmer who is married and possess the quality of more farm experience, sales at the farm gate, engaged in off farm activities, brand the farm produce and earned more farm income is likely to easily comply with market regulation. The research recommend the formation of regulatory board to ensure proper compliance as the vendors were willing to comply.


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