Northern Ghana has an annual human population growth of around 2% and includes some of the most food insecure regions of the country, and therefore, a clear need exists for sustainably increasing crop yields. Currently maize is the most important cereal and one of the most important staple crops of northern Ghana. By adding a short duration cowpea variety, in the form of a cowpea-maize relay cropping system, to this maize cropping system, overall yields could increase, soil fertility could be improved, and cropping systems could become more diversified...
sustainable agricultural, intensification, Ghana?
A.C. Franke, K.E. Giller