Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in Ghana

It is important for farmers in Ghana to adopt Good Agricultural Practices to increase their productivity, in this way enhancing their competitiveness in the value chain. Implementing GAP in agriculture should not be an end in itself but should be followed up with Farmer Business School in which the producers are trained to understand the economics behind efforts Good Agricultural Practices.

Subsequent blog posts here will explore the following Good Agricultural Practices with focus on the orange value chain:

  • Selecting a Good Site Production
  • Selecting Good Planting Materials
  • Planting and Intercropping
  • Controlling Weed
  • Controlling Major Pests and Diseases
  • Pruning
  • Managing Soil Fertility
  • Water Management
  • Reducing Post-Harvest Losses
  • End of Season Evaluation

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