The main objective of this research is to assess the soybean, maize, and rice yield trends in Northern and Middle belt of Ghana, the impact of the Ghana fertilizer subsidy program Specifically, the intern will

  • Collect secondary data from MoFA on yield trends over the year
  • Review data on PFJ fertilizer distributed through MoFA by the government of Ghana
  • Establish the link between the distribution of the subsidized fertilizer and the link

Methodology

The student shall collect reports, and data on reported yield trends in the selected project area as well as review data on PFJ fertilizer distributed by the Ghanaian government.

Output

At the end of the research, the student shall produce a thesis, policy brief and a report to FERARI on this research. Furthermore, the intern would be required to produce a research article that can be published in a scientific journal for our wider international audience.

Duration

The duration for this assignment shall be seven (7) months (first month for inception proposal, second and third month for the design of research instruments and field data collection and the remaining four months for data analysis, report writing and research article drafting.

Selection procedure

Applicants should send their motivation letter and CV. Selection will be based on thorough review of these documents and an interview with a selection committee.

Application should include the following:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. A cover letter Indicating current Institution.
  3. A supporting letter from Thesis Supervisor.

Qualification

An MPhil/MSc student in agronomy, Crop Physiology, soil science or any related discipline, who has completed the course work of his/her master’s degree and at the research stage. The student must demonstrate high qualitative and quantitative analytical skills.

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