This chapter includes the following articles.
Ghana’s agricultural output increased in 2017 and 2018, driven in large part by government policy and expenditure. According to the Ghana Statistical Service, agriculture grew 5.5% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2018, outpacing general non-oil GDP growth the same year. Industrialisation and productivity improvement programmes are expected to expand the yields from the agriculture sector, as well as create jobs and encourage greater private sector participation. The country has secured considerable funding from multilateral lending organisations and bilateral national partners to finance its ambitious agricultural agenda over the next few years, ensuring a promising outlook for the sector. This chapter contains an interview with Joseph Boahen Aidoo, CEO, Ghana Cocoa Board.