Shaibu Mellon Bedi

Research themes
  • Land use and food security
  • Growth, inequality and poverty
  • New Technologies
  • Markets and services
  • Agriculture, land use, climate change
Research countries
  • Ghana
  • Tanzania
  • Mali
Funding institutions

DAAD and Volatility in Commodity Markets,Trade Policy, and the Poor

Thesis title

Impact of sustainable intensification practices on farm performance, household welfare, and food and nutrition security: Evidence from Ghana

Thesis abstract

Given the expected increases in the population size of most countries in Africa within the next decades and the corresponding effects on demand for food, feed and fibre, various innovative agricultural practices and technologies continue be disseminated across most countries by governments, non-governmental organizations, and research institutions. Among some of these practices is sustainable intensification of agricultural practices (SI practices). SI practices aim at mimicking the Asian green revolution in Africa, but with special attention to reducing the negative environmental consequences. The international Institute of Tropical Agriculture together with other research institutions have disseminated several SI practices across the three most impoverished regions in Ghana via the AfricaRISING project within the last seven years. The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of these SI practices on farmers’ household welfare, return on investment, poverty, perceived shock, and food and nutrition security. The study would use a panel dataset in addressing the research objectives. Econometric approaches such as Poisson fixed-effect, Fixed-effect, Matching-Difference-in-Difference, and 2SLS will be used. Findings are expected to contribute to policy design aimed at improving food and nutrition security of farm households and poverty reduction in the region.

Doctoral research funded by


Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Joachim von Brau

Advisor at ZEF

Dr. Lukas Korhner


Mellon, S. B., C. Azzarri, B. H. Kotu, L. Kornher and J.v. Braun.  2021.  Scaling-up agricultural technologies: who should be targeted?.  European Review of Agricultural Economics, : 1-19   . Further Information

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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Shaibu Mellon Bedi

Junior Researcher

Department :
ZEF B: Department of Economic and Technological Change

sbmellon2005(at) or s.bedi(at)