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Biofuels and land politics: Connecting the disconnects in the debate about livelihood impacts ofjatropha biofuel land deals in Ghana
(The University of Bergen, 2015-04-17)
In the 2003-2006 period, the Ghanaian government supported jatropha biofuel initiatives on so-called degraded land areas to reduce Ghana’s high oil import bills and to generate employment opportunities. However, after ...
Health advocacy and practice: Exploring the influence of social structures on the health related lifestyles of adults in the Asokwa community in Kumasi, Ghana
(The University of Bergen, 2014-05-15)
ABSTRACT The increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases (CNCDs) in Ghana has necessitated a shift in the health recovery paradigm from a curative to a preventive one (Ministry of Health [MOH], 2008). Currently ...
The Impact of tourism on socio-economic development in Busua in the Western region of Ghana
(The University of Bergen, 2009-05-15)
This thesis investigates the socio-economic impacts that tourism industry has on the rural communities in Ghana in general and specifically in Busua in the Western Region of Ghana.
The Role of Norad's Oil for development programme in environmental management in Ghana
(The University of Bergen, 2014-08-30)
ABSTRACT Norad's Oil for Development (OfD) programme entered an agreement with Ghana in 2008 following Ghana's major oil discovery in the Jubilee Field in 2007. Mainly using policies based on the internationally approved ...
The Proposed Re-development of the Takoradi Market Circle and its likely. Implications for Market Traders' Access to Trading Space.
(The University of Bergen, 2015-05-15)
Market centres are important state and private institutions in Ghana. Apart from being the main places for buying and selling, they constitute major sources of livelihood for many people in Ghana, especially women. Despite ...
Poverty mitigation and Wealth creation through artisanal fisheries in Dzemeni area at Volta Lake, Ghana.
(The University of Bergen, 2008)
The study focused on the role of fisheries in wealth creation and poverty mitigation in the Dzemeni area, at the Volta Lake of Ghana. Three wealth groups were identified based on their value of asset possession, income ...
FDI Outcomes, Local Conditions and Development Narratives: A Case of Norpalm Ghana Limited and Small-scale Farmers in the Oil Palm Industry in Ghana
(Universitetet i Bergen (UiB), 2015-06-24)
Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in the Ghanaian economy has increased tremendously since 1983 when the country adopted neo-liberal economic policies. In order to take advantage of the globalization processes, FDI is ...
Do Networks really work? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Governance Networks in the context of Environmental Management: A Case Study of Two Ghanaian Megaprojects
(The University of Bergen, 2015-06-01)
In Ghana and elsewhere, large changes in environmental governance have occurred in recent years, moving from a hierarchical approach dominated by regulatory agencies to a more network-based approach including horizontal' ...
Negotiated Entitlements: A Study of Land and Water Access in the Tono Irrigation Project in Navrongo, Ghana.
(The University of Bergen, 2015-05-14)
The economy of Northern Ghana is largely agrarian with over 70% of the population engaged in agriculture and agricultural based livelihood activities (GSS, 2012). Agriculture is however characterised by poor yields as a ...
Mechanisms and maneouvers of forest resource access and its implications for rural livelihoods in the high forest zone of Ghana
(The University of Bergen, 2015-05-15)
The management of Ghana's Forests has attracted diverse social actors with multiple interests from the state (Forestry Commission, FC) to local level (local forest users). This has resulted in processes and mechanisms ...