Agriculture

Ghana Agriculture

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 policies to protect and support the industry are promising. With a number of crops and segments performing well below capacity, there is ample opportunity for greater investment and modernisation from private sector players.

This chapter contains interviews with Charity Sackitey, Managing Director, Barry Callebaut Ghana; and Joe Tackie, Chairman, Steering Committee, Ghana Commodity Exchange.