Application of the Resource-based Theory (RBT) to Neglected and Underutilized Crop Species (NUCS) and the opportunities they present for rural household food security: The Ghana context

  • F. BAA-POKU Department of Environmental Management and Technology, Koforidua Technical University, P. O. Box KF 981 Koforidua, Eastern Region, Ghana.
Keywords: Resource-based Theory, Neglected and Underutilized Crop Species, Rural food security, Resource, Application

Abstract

Notwithstanding the many criticisms of the core propositions of the theory, the RBT has found many applications in various disciplines. In this paper, the author applies the core principles of the theory to highlight a strategic plant genetic resource available to farmers and agricultural practitioners in Ghana. While a number of different theoretical positions can contribute to an understanding of the concept and relevance of these often neglected crops, the RBT is used as a lens to analyse and provide some perspectives on the NUCS advantage. The intention is to create a sense of urgency among relevant stakeholders in Ghana’s agricultural sector on the need to fully embrace this critical ‘internal’ resource’ in its effort at addressing the constraints to food insecurity among rural households. The paper concludes with the author’s own perspectives and recommendations.

Citation: F. Baa-Poku. Application of the Resource-based Theory (RBT) to Neglected and Underutilized Crop Species (NUCS) and the opportunities they present for rural household food security: The Ghana Context. 2020; 5(1): 1-10.

Received: (February 12, 2020)
Accepted: (March 31, 2020

Published
2020-04-17
How to Cite
BAA-POKU, F. (2020). Application of the Resource-based Theory (RBT) to Neglected and Underutilized Crop Species (NUCS) and the opportunities they present for rural household food security: The Ghana context. International Journal of Technology and Management Research, 5(1), 45-54. Retrieved from https://ijtmr.ktu.edu.gh/index.php/ijtmr/article/view/77