Ghana Agriculture Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Agriculture from The Report: Ghana 2017

Agriculture is fundamental to Ghana’s economy and employs almost 50% of the population. Although its share of GDP has decreased in recent years, it continues to be vital to growth. While low levels of mechanisation and the effects of drought and climate change are threatening to slow or curtail sector growth, the government’s commitment to investing in technologies and establishing new...

The Ghanaian economy is well positioned to accelerate growth, with several key factors likely to encourage expansion in the coming years.

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How can the country reduce post-harvest losses and increase supply chain efficiency?

 

According to Ghana’s Ministry of Food and Agriculture, rice consumption in Ghana has steadily increased over the last two decades, joining cassava and yams as one of Ghana’s three most-consumed commodities. Between 1999 and 2008, rice consumption grew from 17.5 kg to 38 kg per capita and is expected to reach 63 kg per capita by 2018. With...

 

Agriculture is fundamental to Ghana’s economy and employs almost 50% of the population. Although its share of GDP has decreased in recent years, it continues to be vital to the country’s growth. The government is focused on increasing the production of non-traditional products, expanding processing capacity, and attracting private investment...

 

Cocoa has long been one of Ghana’s primary exports and is an important source of livelihood in rural communities. Ghana produces, on average, 800,000 tonnes of cocoa annually and with an average output of around 1.8m tonnes per year, is the world’s second-largest exporter after Côte d’Ivoire. In 2014 Ghana’s exports amounted to $10.2bn, of...

 

Access to capital is critical for agri-business and enables small-scale enterprises to invest in expanding production. Most of Ghana’s agricultural sector is composed of small or subsistence farms in rural areas, making it difficult to secure collateral or even travel to visit a credit provider. It can also be challenging for farmers to...

 

What is the implementation timeline for the GCX?