Ghana

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Ghana is located in West Africa, between Côte d’lvoire (Ivory Coast) and Togo. The climate is tropical: warm and relatively dry along the southeast coast; hot and humid in the southwest; hot and dry in the north.

 

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AGRICULTURE

The country’s economy continues to focus on agriculture, which accounts for 35 percent of GDP and employs 56 percent of the workforce (primarily smallholder farmers). Gold and cocoa are the country’s primary exports and are the largest contributors to GDP.

Ghana signed the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact in 2006, which aims to assist in transforming Ghana’s agriculture sector.

CHALLENGES

Ghana faces several environmental issues including recurrent drought in the north, lack of potable water, deforestation, overgrazing, soil erosion and water pollution.

PRODUCTS

Bananas

Cassava

Cocoa

Maize

Peanuts

Rice

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Shea Nuts

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Projects in Ghana

IFDC is working to alleviate poverty in Ghana. Our key projects in the country are 2SCALE, CORIP-Ghana, FTF USAID ATT, GhanaVeg and USAID WAFP.

 

2SCALE

Improving the livelihoods of farmers in 9 African countries

CORIP-
Ghana

Providing support services to cocoa farmers

FTF
USAID ATT

Seeking to promote technological adoption by increasing productivity and profit margins for agricultural producers in Ghana

 

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Improving vegetable productivity in Ghana

USAID WAFP

Increasing food security and reducing poverty in West Africa

 
 

Contact

North and West Africa Division c/o IFDC Ghana

S145/6 2nd, Labone Crescent, Labone
PMB CT 284, Cantonments
Accra, Ghana
Tel:(233) 302 78 08 30 / 302 78 08 29
ifdcghana@ifdc.org

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