Ghana Agriculture Articles & Analysis

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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...

 

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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...

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.

Although Ghana’s cocoa production fell short of industry forecasts for the 2015/16 growing season, increased investment in seed development programmes and infrastructure upgrades should improve output over the coming years.