David Boansi

Research themes
  • Land use and food security
  • Environmental and climate change
  • Global development and trade
  • Economic change and vulnerability
Research countries
  • Burkina Faso
  • Ghana
Research topic
Extreme weather events in Sudan Savanna Region of West Africa: Agricultural Impacts and Adaptation
Degrees

MSc. Food and Resource Economics (University of Bonn, Germany)

 

MSc. Rural Development and Agribusiness (Corvinus University of Budapest)

Contacts

+4915163519786

Thesis title

Agricultural Impacts of Weather Extremes: Case of some selected countries in the Sudan-Sahel Region of West Africa

Thesis abstract

Following previous developments in extreme events in the Sudan-Sahel region of West Africa, their implications and recent confirmation of increasing frequency and intensity of such events worldwide, curiosity is whetted towards investigating the impacts of such events on the agricultural economy of countries in this region. The arousal of curiosity is justified on the grounds that, countries in this region are highly dependent on rainfed-agriculture and production is dominated by small-holder producers who are limited in capacity of coping with extreme events and do face other growth inhibiting biophysical, socio-economic and structural constraints. To inform future agricultural policy decisions on relevant political strategies needed to curb potential adverse implications of extreme events, emphasis in this study would be placed on modeling (using an integration of econometric and simulation techniques) the impacts of extreme events at farm-level and outcomes extrapolated to regional level for three case study regions. This would be done under current and possible future environment conditions. Upper East in Ghana, Sud-Ouest in Burkina Faso and Atacora in Benin serve as the case study regions of interest to this study. Use of these three regions is to help appropriately reflect any potential spatial differences and similarities in impacts and to effectively prescribe relevant production and policy recommendations. Use will be made of both secondary data (from sources including databases of the Global-AEZ System, FGGD, Agro-MAPS, SPAM, and historical climate data) and cross-sectional data on relevant indicators from farm-household survey.

Doctoral research funded by

BMBF/West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL)

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. Joachim von Braun (Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn);

 

Prof. Dr. Thomas Heckelei (Institute of Food and Resource Economics, University of Bonn)

Advisor at ZEF

Dr. Justice Akpene Tambo,

2016

Boansi D.. 2016. Gradually “Disappearing”: A Look at the Status of Area Harvested of Millet in Togo, Determinants and Policy Implications. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, 9(1): 1-16. DOI : 10.9734/AJAEES/2016/22603. (Open Access) Download [PDF | 1.06MB]
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Boansi D.. 2016. Gradually “Disappearing”: A Look at the Status of Area Harvested of Millet in Togo, Determinants and Policy Implications. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, 9(1): 1-16. DOI : 10.9734/AJAEES/2016/22603. (Open Access) Download [PDF | 1.06MB]
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Lau,C.K.M, Lin,Z., Boansi,D.,Ma,J.. 2016. The Lack of Market Integration in the Chinese Beer and Wine Markets: Evidence from Stationarity Test. In: Ignazio Cabras, David Higgins, David Preece (eds.): Brewing, Beer and Pubs: A Global Perspective. Palgrave Macmillan (978-1-137-46617-4 (ISBN))/Springer. 123-144. Download [PDF | 533.88KB]
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2015

Boansi D. and Favour R.M.. 2015. Why the Persistent Increase in Ghana’s Rice Imports? Prescriptions for Future Rice Policy. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, 7(4): 1-21 . DOI: 10.9734/AJAEES/2015/18834. (Open Access) Download [PDF | 614.76KB]
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2014

Boansi D.. 2014. Comparative Performance of Agricultural Export Trade: During and Post-Agricultural Diversification Project in Ghana. British Journal of Economics, Management and Trade, 4(10): 1501-1511. DOI: 10.9734/BJEMT/2014/10715. Download [PDF | 249.55KB]
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Boansi D.. 2014. Yield response of rice in Nigeria: A co-integration analysis. American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 2 (2): 15-24. DOI: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20140202.11. Download [PDF | 308.24KB]
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Boansi D.. 2014. Determinants of Agricultural Export Trade: A Co-integration Analysis for Cotton Lint Exports from Chad. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research (GJSFR) , 14 (4): 45-56. Download [PDF | 6.22MB]
Boansi David. 2014. Investigating the Determinants of Ghana's Agricultural Exports Performance: Focus on Banana, Coffee and Rubber. International Journal of Development Research, 4(7): 1354-1361. Download [PDF | 412.81KB]
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Boansi, D., Lokonon, B.O.K., Appah, J.. 2014. Cotton Lint Export Trade in the Midst of Distortion: What are the Competitiveness Statuses of Major Players in the Industry? Case of 12 Selected Countries. British Journal of Economics, Management and Trade, 4(12). : 1785-1803. DOI: 10.9734/BJEMT/2014/11913. Download [PDF | 309.27KB]
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Boansi, D., Lokonon, B.O.K., Appah, J.. 2014. Determinants of Agricultural Export Trade: Case of Fresh Pineapple Exports from Ghana. British Journal of Economics, Management and Trade, 4(11): 1736-1754. DOI: 10.9734/BJEMT/2014/10773. Download [PDF | 612.89KB]
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Boansi, D., Lokonon, B.O.K., Appah, J.. 2014. Co-integration Analysis of the Determinants of Cotton Lint Exports from Mali. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, 3(6): 544-561. DOI : 10.9734/AJAEES/2014/11440. Download [PDF | 356.04KB]
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Boansi, D., Lokonon, B.O.K., Appah, J., Gebremariam, G.G.. 2014. Economic and Policy Foundations of Agricultural Exports from Ghana: A Co-integration Analysis. International Journal of Development Research, 4(6): 1240-1248. Download [PDF | 383.40KB]
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2013

Boansi, D.. 2013. Response of rice output to price and non-price factors in Ghana. Journal of Advanced Research in Economics and International Business, (Volume 1, Winter), 2(2):118-125. Doi:10.14505/jareib.v1.2(2).05. Download [PDF | 1.98MB]
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Boansi, D.. 2013. Acreage response of rice in Cote d'Ivoire: Macro-level response and some policy implications. Int. J. Agric. Policy. Res. 1(9):288-297. Nov 4, 2013. Download [PDF | 884.02KB]
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Boansi, David. 2013. Rice yields in Ghana:Macro-level response and some prescriptions. Int. J. Agric Policy Res., 1(9):270-276. November. Download [PDF | 706.67KB]
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Boansi, David. 2013. Competitiveness and determinants of cocoa exports from Ghana.. . Int. J. Agric Policy Res. 1(9):236-254. November. Download [PDF | 1.21MB]
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Boansi, David. 2013. Rice Production in Ghana: Past, Present and Future. ISBN-13: 978-3-659-49822-0, ISBN-10:365949822X, EAN:9783659498220. LAMBERT Academic Publishing. Germany. Further Information
Boansi, David and Crentsil, Christian. 2013. Competitiveness and determinants of coffee exports, producer price and production for Ethiopia. Journal of Advanced Research in Economics and International Business. Download [PDF | 3.07MB]
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Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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David Boansi

Junior Researcher

E-Mail:
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