Tag: Agribusiness in Ghana

Ecobank Increases Lending to Agricultural Sector In Ghana

Ecobank says it is increasing investment in the agriculture sector, although many financial companies sideline the sector. Despite employing majority of the country’s workforce, many banks and financial institutions hold that lending to the sector is risky. Ecobank’s Head of Small and Medium Enterprises Department Abdulai Abdul Rahman said the bank’s engagement with farmers in the sector shows that the sector… Read more →

Agriculture in Ghana, Country Brief

From Ghana’s total land area of 23.9 million hectares, about 57% is suitable for agricultural purposes. Agriculture contribution to GDP over the years has shown a steady reduction from 35.4% in 2006 to 34.3 in 2007 and to 33.59% in 2008. The growth rate of the sector however doesn‘t show any clear trend. The growth rate reduced from 4.5% in… Read more →