Trinidad and Tobago is the largest producer of oil and gas in the Caribbean. While there is a need to diversify the economy away from its dependence on hydrocarbons, a number of new discoveries in late 2019 appear set to support a short-term recovery in the energy sector and lend financing to the wider economy.
Interviews & Viewpoints | Kadri Alfah, CEO, Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX): Interview from The Report: Ghana 2020
How can storage infrastructure be improved?
Articles & Analysis | Crops beyond cocoa trees offer revenue and diversification for Ghana's agriculture sector from The Report: Ghana 2020
While cocoa remains the dominant source of agricultural export earnings, a number of other tree crops, including cashew, coffee, coconut, oil palm, mango, rubber and shea nut, have seen promising harvests over the past few years. In an effort to capitalise on this potential to diversify revenue, the administration of President Nana Akufo-Addo...
Interviews & Viewpoints | Edmund Poku, Managing Director, Niche Cocoa: Interview from The Report: Ghana 2020
How would you evaluate the current condition of the domestic cocoa market?
Global food demand is expected to increase by anywhere between 59% to 98% by 2050. However, global freshwater resources are already overstretched due to climate change and soaring population growth, and it is unclear how agricultural production will keep pace with these challenges. In recent years climate-induced water shortages in urban areas...
Articles & Analysis | Investment in irrigation and technology supports Ghana's agriculture sector from The Report: Ghana 2020
Over the last decade the relative size of the agriculture sector in Ghana, as measured by its contribution to overall economic output, has more than halved, amounting to 15.3% of nominal GDP as of the second quarter of 2019, down from 31.8% in 2009. Nonetheless, the sector retains its strategic importance as a major employer, comprising 44.7%...