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Efforts to improve market conditions for smallholder farmers in Ghana are not working effectively and joint action across government and industry is needed to overcome systemic challenges.
“The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) recently launched its Smallholder Voice Portal at an on online dialogue.
The portal is designed to ensure inclusive policy design and implementation in the agriculture sector.”
Agriculture remains the backbone of most African economies, contributing 24 percent of gross domestic product in Tanzania, and about 30 percent in Burkina Faso. It also accounts for a significant proportion of exports; about 65 percent in Kenya and 49 […]
Agriculture has been a dominant part of Africa’s economy, being the biggest employer and indeed the biggest private sector segment. But poverty and food insecurity have been the bane of the continent.
In its latest move, Turkish denim manufacturer Taypa Teksil, supplier to brands including Levi’s and Calvin Klein, is investing $800 million in what it says will be the largest textile […]
Despite the significant contribution of the mining sector to the economy of Ghana, the country is far from tapping into its full potential. The African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC), the […]
Despite the significant contribution of the mining sector to the economy of Ghana, the country is far from tapping its full potential in creating strong and sustainable linkages, both within the mining sector and more broadly with other industrial activities.
This study provides a comparative analysis of natural resource sector development in eight African countries. The study looks at national policies and strategies together with legislation to encourage local content and value addition. It also looks at the institutional frameworks...
Approximately 8 million Africans are engaged in artisanal mining—mining activity characterized by the use of rudimentary tools and labor intensive techniques. These 8 million jobs support nearly 45 million Africans. Yet, very little is known about the role that women...
The paper discusses the current state of agricultural mechanization in Africa and its potential contribution to agricultural and broader economic transformation. It reviews the factors likely to influence farmer demand for mechanization in Africa and details different existing and potential...
Policymakers and development partners are keen to find interventions that are effective in improving smallholder productivity and raising the income and resilience (including food security) of smallholders.
This study identifies ways to increase smallholder productivity and improve post-production value (storage, processing, and domestic or foreign market access) in order to improve the incomes and food security of smallholders, and to increase agriculture’s contribution to an overall agricultural...
Ghana can raise the standard of living of rural farmers, meet the nation’s food needs, and transform the economy through new approaches to farming, processing, and marketing cassava, cocoa, poultry, […]
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