Agriculture Economy

Planting For Food and Jobs: Assessing the Impact of Phase I and the Fate of Phase II

The government’s primary agricultural campaign, Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) – which was launched on 19th April 2017 – has five (5) implementation elements. The first PFJ module (Crops) aims to support food security, the immediate marketability of chosen food crops, and the creation of jobs. The Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) project was …

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The Bitter Brew: How Inflation in Ghana Has Eroded the Prosperity of Cocoa Farmers

Ghana’s social and economic landscape has been significantly shaped by cocoa growing, which is primarily practiced by smallholder farmers. But as the plague of inflation progressively erodes these farmers’ affluence, the sweet taste of cocoa’s success is slowly turning bitter. This article explores the negative effects of inflation on Ghana’s cocoa growers and the wide-ranging effects …

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Netherlands To Help Transform Ghana’s Agricultural Sector – Sammy Adjei

Statistics on the Netherlands export industry according to David McDonald, an Undergraduate in Economics and Public Management in the University of Guelph, has shown that, they are the second biggest agricultural exporter in the world, with only the USA exporting more, and it’s in the world’s top three producers of fruit and vegetables, and still expect …

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UNDP And Partners Supports Farmers With Solar-powered Irrigation Pumps

Imagine having to walk 12kilometers daily to a farm, to produce food to feed your family and many others. This notwithstanding, the biggest challenge is having to look for money especially during the dry season, to hire a petrol or diesel-powered water pump to irrigate your crops. The unsustainability of this irrigation process in the …

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