Tag: agric in Ghana

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 →

Agricultural Value Chains 102

Establishing commodity-based value chains not only empowers farmers to shift from subsistence farming to an entrepreneurial business, it gives them the tools they need to take ownership of the process and build sustainable markets. Market-oriented agriculture encourage farmers to invest in their fields in order to increase yields while decreasing production costs. The input value chain encompasses those involved in… Read more →

4H & Dupont…………Empowering Ghanaian Youths in Agriculture

Post courtesy of  http://landghana.blogspot.com/ Starting next year, a youth in farming project will commence in Ghana by 4-H, which is a youth development programme of the co-operative extension system of the US, with over 6.5 million youth throughout the world and committed towards youth leadership development. To be implemented in two phases beginning in January 2012, Phase 1 will see… Read more →