Agriculture

Ghana Agriculture

Even as Ghana’s oil and gas industry continues to expand, the agricultural sector remains a vital contributor to economic activity, employing more than half of the working population. The country cultivates a rich array of staples and cash crops, and is the second-largest producer worldwide of cocoa. The sector experienced a year-on-year growth rate of 4.6% in 2014, according to the Ghana Statistical Service, compared with 5.7% in 2013 and 2.3% in 2012. This was lower than the targeted 5.2%, and down from the earlier estimate of 5.3%. However, the sector remained the second-fastest-growing part of the economy, behind only services (5.7%).

This chapter contains an interview with Peter Ndegwa, Former Managing Director, Ghana Breweries Limited.