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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%...

 

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...

 

In what ways have sustainable mining practices evolved among small-scale mining operators?

 

In 2018 Ghana overtook South Africa to become the top gold producer in Africa. According to the Ghana Chamber of Mines, total production increased by 11.9% in 2018, from 4.3m oz in 2017 to some 4.8m oz, with gains in output expected to continue beyond 2019. Global credit ratings agency Fitch also ranked Ghana’s mining sector first in Africa –...

 

Ghana has one of the highest electrification rates in sub-Saharan Africa, with more than 70% of rural areas and 95% of urban dwellers having access to electricity. A recent drive to develop the country’s electricity infrastructure has brought to an end a period of unstable supply and raised installed generation capacity to 4780 MW as of the...

 

Rising commodity prices and the promise of vast untapped reserves have led to increased interest in Ghana’s mining sector. As production continues along an upward trajectory, government policy aims to leverage the country’s mineral wealth by building up its refining capacity, introducing new legal frameworks, and attracting private sector...

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