Steady growth and record poverty reduction over the past 20 years have made Ghana an African success story. Gross domestic product 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, mainly in the southern part of Ghana, with some progress being made in the north, where poverty is more deeply entrenched. 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
Results by the numbers
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 inclusive agricultural
Feed the Future supports the following programs, partnerships and organizations in Ghana.
Browse the resources below for more information on U.S. Government support of food security and nutrition in Ghana.