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Enoch Owusu-Sekyere     Graduate Student or Post Graduate 
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Enoch Owusu-Sekyere published an article in September 2018.
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Yonas T. Bahta

15 shared publications

Department of Agricultural Economics, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Henry Jordaan

13 shared publications

Department of Agricultural Economics, University of the Free State, Posbus 339, Bloemfontein 9300, South Africa

Jonannes Hendrikus Barnard

1 shared publications

Department of Soil- and Crop- and Climate Sciences, University of the Free State, Posbus 339, Bloemfontein 9300, South Africa

Leon Daniel Van Rensburg

1 shared publications

Department of Soil- and Crop- and Climate Sciences, University of the Free State, Posbus 339, Bloemfontein 9300, South Africa

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Article 1 Read 0 Citations Does women’s empowerment through policy intervention reduce food insecurity in South Africa? Yonas T. Bahta, Enoch Owusu-Sekyere, Boipelo Tlalang Published: 12 September 2018
Development in Practice, doi: 10.1080/09614524.2018.1512952
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Water Footprint Accounting Along the Wheat-Bread Value Chain: Implications for Sustainable and Productive Water Use Benc... Pascalina Matohlang Mohlotsane, Enoch Owusu-Sekyere, Henry J... Published: 31 August 2018
Water, doi: 10.3390/w10091167
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Efficient and wise management of freshwater resources in South Africa has become critical because of the alarming freshwater scarceness. The situation requires a thorough examination of how water is utilized across various departments that use water. This paper reports on an examination of the water footprint and economic water productivities of the wheat-bread value chain. The assessment methodology of the Water Footprint Network was employed. The findings reveal that 954.07 m3 and 1026.07 m3 of water are utilized in the production of a ton of wheat flour in Bainsvlei and Clovelly in South Africa. The average water footprint for wheat bread was 954.53 m3 per ton in Bainsvlei and 1026.53 m3 per ton in Clovelly. More than 99% of the water is used in producing the grain at the farm level. The processing stage of the value chain uses less than 1% of the total water footprint. About 80% of all the water utilised along the wheat bread value chain is attributed to blue water. The findings revealed a significant shift from green water consumption to higher blue water use, and this is a major concern for water users and stakeholders along the wheat-bread value chain, given that blue water is becoming scarce in South Africa. The groundwater contributes about 34% and 42% of the average total water footprint of wheat at the farm level in Clovelly and Bainsvlei, respectively, suggesting the need to have an idea of the contribution of groundwater in water footprint evaluation and water management decision of farmers. This insight will aid in minimizing irrigation water use and pressure on groundwater resources. A total of ZAR 4.27 is obtained for every m3 of water utilized along the wheat-bread value chain. Water footprint assessment has moved away from sole indicator assessment, as a deeper awareness of and insight into the productive use of water at different stages has become vital for policy. To make a correct judgment and to assess the efficient and wise use of water, there is a need for catchment- or region-specific water footprint benchmarks, given that water footprint estimates and economic water productivities vary from one geographical area to another.
Article 1 Read 0 Citations The Adoption of Farm Innovations among Rice Producers in Northern Ghana: Implications for Sustainable Rice Supply Emmanuel Donkor, Victor Owusu, Enoch Owusu-Sekyere, Abiodun ... Published: 02 August 2018
Agriculture, doi: 10.3390/agriculture8080121
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Achieving a sustainable food supply is crucial to meet the ever-increasing demand emanating from high population growth, rising consumer incomes, and high rates of urbanisation in developing countries including Ghana. The adoption of farm innovations in these countries has proven to be quintessential to the attainment of self-sufficiency in supply food including rice. Nonetheless, the adoption of farm innovations has been challenging. This paper, therefore, analyses the factors that influence the number of farm innovations adopted by rice farmers in two districts of the Upper East Region of Ghana using the Poisson model. The result indicated that the adoption of individual farm innovations was low. The study showed that farm size, labour input, experience in rice farming, access to extension services, and access to credit exerted significant positive effects on the number of farm innovations adopted, whereas farmer age and distance to market tended to decrease the number of farm innovations used by rice farmers. The study concludes that increasing the number of farm innovations adopted tends to promote a sustainable supply of rice output; therefore, food policy should aim at promoting the adoption of different farm innovations in developing countries including Ghana.
Article 4 Reads 1 Citation The impact of the homestead food garden programme on food security in South Africa Bahta Yonas Tesfamariam, Enoch Owusu-Sekyere, Donkor Emmanue... Published: 20 January 2018
Food Security, doi: 10.1007/s12571-017-0756-1
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Article 4 Reads 0 Citations Assessing participation in homestead food garden programmes, land ownership and their impact on productivity and net ret... Y.T. Bahta, E. Owusu-Sekyere, B.E. Tlalang Published: 02 January 2018
Agrekon, doi: 10.1080/03031853.2018.1437051
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Article 4 Reads 2 Citations Evaluation of water footprint and economic water productivities of dairy products of South Africa Enoch Owusu-Sekyere, Henry Jordaan, Hatem Chouchane Published: 01 December 2017
Ecological Indicators, doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.07.041
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