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Steady growth and record poverty reduction over the past 20 years have made Ghana an African success story. Gross domestic product (GDP) has grown between 4 and 8 percent annually over the past decade and is expected to continue to grow in coming years. Agricultural growth has been the major driver of poverty reduction, especially in the southern part of Ghana. The sector is the largest source of employment for Ghanaians and is dominated by smallholder farmers producing food and cash crops.
Ghana has achieved an overall reduction in the poverty rate from 52 percent to 28 percent over the past 10 years. Despite this progress, the northern
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The Government of Ghana has increased its investment in agriculture to nearly 10 percent of its national budget since signing its Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program Compact in 2009. Building on this, the Medium Term Agriculture Sector Investment Plan brings together donor, public and private sector resources to modernize the agriculture sector, increase food security and reduce poverty.
Ghana is also one of the first African countries of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, a commitment by donors, African countries and private sector partners to reduce
USAID activities in Ghana:
Browse the resources below for more on our food security and nutrition activities in Ghana.