INSTITUTION: Savannah Agricultural Research Institute
QUALIFICATION: MPHIL AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
AREA OF SPECIALISATION: Agricultural Economics
NATIONAL COLLABORATION: UNIVERSITY OF GHANA, UNIVERSITY FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, and NGOs.
INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION:AFRICA RICE CENTRE, ICRISAT, IITA, PENSTATE UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, JICA, IFPRI, CORAF/WECARD, AGRA.
Key areas of research are management of innovation platforms for technology adoption and dissemination, agricultural commercialization, and monitoring and evaluation. Collaboration with institutions has led to implementation of projects that focus on food security, technology dissemination, gender, value-chain development and soil fertility management. Below are some of the projects:
Management of Rice Multi-Stakeholder Platforms in Northern and Upper East Region of Ghana (Africa Rice Centre)
Agricultural Value Chain Mentorship Project in Northern Ghana (AGRA)
Improving Food Safety, Food Quality and Income of Poor Actresses and Actors of the Peanut Value Chain in West Africa by reducing Aflatoxin (GestAflAr) (CORAF/WECARD)
Horticulture CRSP Focus Project “STOPS”: Sustainable Technology of Orange and Purple Sweet Potatoes in Ghana (PenState University)
The Survey for Case Study and the End-line Survey of Extensive Study in Ghana for “An Empirical Analysis of Expanding Rice Production in Sub Sahara Africa” (JICA).
Maize Baseline Survey under the Support to Agricultural Research for Development of Strategic Crops in Africa (SARD-SC) (IITA)
Pattern and Adoption of Improved Maize and Rice Technologies in Ghana (IFPRI).
Soybean Innovation Lab project (University of Illinois)
TECHNOLOGIES/INNOVATIONS DEVELOPED AND MAKING IMPACT ON LIVES AT VARIOUS SOCIETAL OR SOCIAL LEVEL
Key member for the establishment of three (3) functional innovation platforms in Northern Ghana where stakeholders have been trained on financial management, record keeping and good agronomic practices. Currently, the Navrongo MSP has been adjudged the best farmer group in the Upper East with enormous impact effect on member households.
Key member for the dissemination of Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) under the AVCMP.
Key member for the transfer of improved storage structure for the prevention of aflatoxin in groundnut in Upper West Region
IMPACT OF RESEARCH ON COMMUNITIES
Increase in farmers technical efficiency with the introduction of the Agricultural Value Chain Mentorship Project in Northern Region
Increase in households incomes due to the adoption of NERICA
High level of willingness to invest in legume inoculum in Northern Ghana
High levels of ISFM adoption
High level of stakeholder participation in the MSP
PUBLICATIONS AND JOURNALS
Martey E (2015). Ahiabor B.D.K., Buah, SSJ and Kusi F. Assessment of Agro-input Dealers’ Willingness to Invest in Legume Inoculants in Northern Ghana. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology. 8(3): 1-13.
Martey E (2014). Market Information and Extent of Agricultural Commercialization: Empirical Evidence from Smallholder Farmers in Effutu Municipality of Ghana. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture. 4(12): 1680-1696.
Martey E., Etwire P.M., Wiredu A.N., and Dogbe W (2014). Factors Influencing Willingness to Participate in Multi-stakeholder Platform by Smallholder Farmers in northern Ghana: Implication for Research and Development. Agricultural and Food Economics. 2014 2(11): 1-15.
Etwire P.M., Dogbe W., Martey E., Owusu R.K., and Fearson J (2014). Innovative Agricultural Technology Dissemination: Finding New Use for Motor Tricycles. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture; 4 (11): 128-1304.
Attoh C., Martey E., Kwadzo G.T.M., Etwire P.M., and Wiredu A.N (2014). Can Farmers Receive Their Expected Seasonal Tomato Price in Ghana? A Probit Regression Analysis. Sustainable Agriculture Research 3 (2): 16-23.
Wiredu A.N., Asante B.O., Martey E., Diagne A., and Dogbe W (2014). Impact of NERICA Adoption on Incomes of Rice-Producing Households in Northern Ghana. Journal of Sustainable Development 7 (1): 167-178.
Martey E., Wiredu A.N., Etwire P.M., Fosu M., Buah S.S.J., Bidzakin J., Ahiabor B.D.K., and Kusi F (2013). Fertilizer Adoption and Use Intensity Among Smallholder Farmers in Northern Ghana: A Case Study of the AGRA Soil Health Project. Sustainable Agriculture Research 3 (1): 24-36.
Asante B.O., Wiredu A.N., Martey E., Sarpong D.B., Mensah-Bonsu A (2013). NERICA Adoption and Impacts on Technical Efficiency of Rice Producing Households in Ghana: Implications for Research and Development. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture 4 (3): 244-262.
Dogbe W., Etwire P.M., Martey E., Etwire J.C., Baba I.I.Y., and Siise A (2013). Economics of Soybean Production: Evidence from Saboba and Chereponi Districts of Northern Region of Ghana. Journal of Agricultural Science; Vol. 5, No.12.
Etwire P.M., Martey E., and Dogbe W (2013). Technical Efficiency of Soybean Farms and Its Determinants in Saboba and Chereponi Districts of Northern Ghana: A Stochastic Frontier Approach. Sustainable Agriculture Research; Vol. 2, No. 4; 2013
Martey E., Wiredu A.N., Asante B.O., Annin K., Dogbe W., Attoh C., and Al-Hassan R.M., (2013). Factors Influencing Participation in Rice Development Projects: The Case of Smallholder Rice Farmers in Northern Ghana. International Journal of Development and Economic Sustainability. Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 13-27, June 2013
Etwire P.M., Dogbe W., Wiredu A.N., Martey E., Etwire E., Owusu R.K., and Wahaga E (2013). Factors Influencing Farmer’s Participation in Agricultural Projects: The case of the Agricultural Value Chain Mentorship Project in the Northern Region of Ghana. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development. Vol. 4, No.10
Attoh C., Martey E., Annin K., Wiredu A.N., Quaye R (2013). Are Farmers Surviving the Level of Seasonal Cultivation of Tomatoes in Ghana? A Tobit Regression Analysis. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development 4 (6): 53-60.
Martey E., Annin K., Wiredu A.N., and Attoh C (2012). Does Access to Market Information Determine the Choice of Marketing Channel among Smallholder Yam Farmers in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana? A Multinomial Logit Regression Analysis. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development 3 (12): 18-28.
Martey E., Annin K., Attoh C., Wiredu A.N., Etwire P.M., and Al-Hassan R.M (2012). Performance and Constraint of Small Scale Enterprises in Accra Metropolitan Area of Ghana. European Journal of Business and Management. Vol.5, No.4.
Martey E, Al-Hassan R.M., and Kuwornu, J (2012). Factors Influencing the Commercialization of Smallholder Agriculture in the Effutu Municipality of Ghana. African Journal of Agricultural Research 7(14): 2131-2141.