A Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics and Entrepreneurship Studies, and Dean of the Faculty of Integrated Development Studies – Dr Paul Nkegbe has won a top award at this year’s Emerald Literati Awards.

The renowned Scholar emerged winner with a paper he authored with the Title; Credit access and technical efficiency of smallholder farmers in Northern Ghana: Double bootstrap DEA approach, published in the Agricultural Finance Review journal (Vol. 78 No. 5, 2018). The paper examines the relationship between credit access and technical efficiency of smallholder crop farmers in northern Ghana, using a two-stage double bootstrap DEA approach.

The results of the research revealed that, given the current technology, there is substantial yield or productivity gap among the sample of producers in northern Ghana used for the study. This is because producers can reduce input use by over 50.0 percent while still achieving the same output levels. It is further revealed that proportion of household income from off-farm activities, distance of farm from homestead, location and credit access are significant determinants of technical efficiency.

Dr Paul Nkegbe could not hide his joy but took to his facebook profile to share this great achievement with his friends.

We at wish to congratulate Dr Paul Nkegbe for his achievement as he continues to be a shining example to young lecturers and students who look up to him.


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