Ghana

ghana

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.

 

ghana_main

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

peanuts_finalPeanuts

Shea Nuts

timberTimber

nation_people_ghana

Projects in Ghana

IFDC is working to alleviate poverty in Ghana. Our key projects in the country are 2SCALE, CORIP-Ghana, Feed the Future Ghana Agriculture Technology Transfer Project, GhanaVeg, Ghana Wash and USAID WAFP.

 

2SCALE

Improving the livelihoods of farmers in 9 African countries

CORIP-
Ghana

Providing support services to cocoa farmers

FTF Ghana Agriculture
Technology Transfer Project

Increasing productivity and profit margins for agricultural producers in Ghana

 

Ghana
Veg

Improving vegetable productivity in Ghana

Ghana
WASH

Pushing the frontiers of innovation in the area of waste treatment and reuse in Ghana.

USAID WAFP

Improving the supply and distribution of appropriate and affordable fertilizers in West Africa

 
 

Contact

North and West Africa Division c/o IFDC Ghana

No. 113A Mbabane Avenue, East Legon Residential Area (map)
PMB 284 CT – Accra, Ghana
Tel: (+233) 560 027 917 / 560 027 918
ifdcghana@ifdc.org