Faustina Obeng Adomaa

Faustina Obeng Adomaa
Wageningen University & Research | WUR · Department of Communication, Technology and Philosophy

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Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) are central to sustainability standards and certification programmes in the global cocoa chain. Pruning is one of the practices promoted in extension services associated with these sustainability efforts. Yet concerns exist about the low adoption rate of these GAPs by smallholder cocoa farmers in Ghana. A common a...
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The premise of this chapter is that a focus on practices and their relationships opens a methodological space to investigate how a variety of actors or small groups make knowledge work. The chapter contextualises the methodological discussion in global commodity chains and local food markets, which feature a layered organisational set-up and spatia...
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This study examined the flow of non-cash remittances in the Kassena-Nankana District in Ghana. Twenty in-depth interviews were held with recipients (respondents) of non-cash remittances and thematic analysis was used to analyze the data. Findings revealed that non-cash remittances were in the form of foodstuff and electronic appliances and they wer...
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This research examined the gender and generational dimensions of cocoa production and how they potentially mediate Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) adoption. Unpacking the differences will provide a background in developing a gender transformative pathway for companies to incorporate into the designing and implementation of their programmes. The spe...
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Previous studies report that independent transnational female migration is growing rapidly in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, scholarship on the ‘left-behind’ in the migration process largely focuses on women and children, with little attention paid to men left behind. Using qualitative methods, with Folkman et al.’s coping theory, to examine the coping s...
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Dans de nombreux pays à revenu faible et intermédiaire, les zones franches industrielles (ZFI) ont été adoptées comme stratégie de croissance générée par les exportations, et saluées pour leur rôle d'absorption de la main-d'oeuvre féminine de surplus. Les conditions de travail défavorables sont cependant prédominantes à l'échelle mondiale dans les...
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Within the African context, body shape preferences may be influenced by culture without necessarily taking into consideration health implications. Thus, fatness is culturally associated with beauty, prosperity, and prestige while thinness is perceived as a sign of ill-health or poverty. Using a cross section of Makola market women, who traditionall...
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Globalisation and the spread of export processing zones (EPZs) have created new opportunities in Ghana for women to obtain paid work. However, the empowering effects of this employment are quite poorly understood. This article examines the relationship between working conditions in EPZs and the empowerment of women. Although EPZs are globally depic...

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https://www.wur.nl/en/project/Cocoa-crop-improvement-farms-and-markets-CoCIfaM.htm