Agricultural growth is a major driver of poverty reduction in Ghana, especially in the southern part of the country. Agriculture is the largest source of employment for Ghanaians, with some progress being made in the north of Ghana, where poverty is deeply entrenched and farming is dominated by smallholder farmers producing food and cash crops.
Ghana has been in fiscal crisis with inflation averaging above 17 percent since 1998 - resulting in high bank lending rates above 35 percent and a declining gross domestic product. These challenging economic conditions, coupled with power outages across the country, have stifled growth and investment. In 2015, Ghana lost
Results by the Numbers
Nearly 82,000 farmers and other producers applied new technologies and management practices for the first time on their farms last year with Feed the Future’s help.
Producers applied improved technologies and management practices on more than 60,000 hectares of land with Feed the Future’s help.
Feed the Future-supported farmers, and producers increased the value of their agricultural product sales last year by more than
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 one of the first African countries of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, which is a commitment by donors, African countries and private sector partners to work together on reducing poverty through
Feed the Future supports the following programs, partnerships and organizations in Ghana.
Africa Agriculture Technology Foundation (AATF)
Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation (Africa RISING)
African Women in Agricultural Research for Development (AWARD)
Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement Program (ADVANCE)
Agriculture Policy Support Project (APSP)
Agricultural Technology Transfer (ATT
Browse the resources below for more information on U.S. Government support of food security and nutrition in Ghana.