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Transforming Ghana’s Agricultural Sector

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Agriculture is a significant contributor to the Ghanaian economy and an important source of employment, with over 40% of all workers engaged in farming. With growth and development, the country is gradually shifting away from this sector towards industry and services, but agriculture is still key for the economy, and a necessary vehicle for reducing poverty and food insecurity.

Increasing agricultural output is an important policy goal of the government, and can be achieved through three main mechanisms: increasing area under cultivation, improving the yield, and reducing post-harvest losses, all areas in which there’s currently room for improvement. 

Read the full op-ed published in Ghana’s newspaper of record The Daily Graphic.