Typologies are often used to understand and capture smallholder farming system heterogeneity, and may be derived using different approaches and methods. This article aims to compare a quantitative, statistical typology based on a survey dataset and multivariate analysis, with a qualitative participatory typology based on informal group sessions and activities with local stakeholders from 3 communities in Northern Ghana.
This is an output from the ‘Integrated assessment of the determinants of the maize yield gap in Sub-Saharan Africa: towards farm innovation and enabling policies’ project led by the University of Wageningen
Kuivanen K et al. A comparison of statistical and participatory clustering of smallholder farming systems: A case study in Northern Ghana. Journal of Rural Studies Volume 45, June 2016, Pages 184-198 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.03.015
A comparison of statistical and participatory clustering of smallholder farming systems: A case study in Northern Ghana