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.
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.
Ghana faces several environmental issues including recurrent drought in the north, lack of potable water, deforestation, overgrazing, soil erosion and water pollution.
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.
FTF Ghana Agriculture
Technology Transfer Project
Increasing productivity and profit margins for agricultural producers in Ghana