Publications: Ghana

Related Content
  • News
    At the L’Aquila G-8 summit in 2009, governments and organizations committed more than $20 billion to agriculture and rural development as a means of promoting food and nutrition security. Within the overarching frameworks of the L’Aquila ...
  • Press Release
    HarvestPlus and World Vision sign partnership to tackle hidden hunger by scaling up access to nutritious food crops Hidden hunger caused by chronic lack of vitamins and minerals that can lead to stunting, infectious disease and death DAVOS, ...
  • News
    ReSAKSS-Africa (Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System) website is now ready with enhanced features to track progress in implementing the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), including the target of ...
  • Press Release
    April 11, 2013—Ghana needs a vibrant, thriving and growing agricultural sector to ensure food security, reduce poverty and develop its economy. Can improving the management practices in agribusinesses that provide the needed inputs and services ...
  • News
    Today, IFPRI launches West African Agriculture and Climate Change, the first of three monographs on climate change and agriculture in West, Central, and Eastern Africa. The monographs result from a research project headed by IFPRI Senior ...
  • Media Briefing
    The new International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) book West African Agriculture and Climate Change uses sophisticated modeling and available data to develop future scenarios exploring the range of climate change consequences for ...
  • Press Release
    Press Release International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) April 2, 2013 West African policy makers should prepare for future challenges from climate change as they address the pressing needs of broad-based economic growth. Maize, ...
  • News
    Machines can do wonders for productivity, driving down the cost production and, ultimately, the consumer’s price for a given product. As agriculture in Africa becomes increasingly intensified, the demand for machines (such as tractors and ...
  • News
    The production of cocoa—the basis of chocolate—has been a pillar of Ghana’s well-documented economic success. In fact, Ghana is currently the second largest cocoa producer in the world. However, recent challenges are making Ghanaians nervous. ...
  • News
    Farmers, especially smallholders, are better off working collectively. That’s the idea behind agricultural cooperatives, a concept that has been around almost as long as farming itself. Today, especially in the developing world, these ...
  • Event
    Agricultural growth is key to reducing poverty in Africa, south of the Sahara. That is why, in 2003, African heads of state rallied to form the pan-African Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), which works for sustained ...
  • Event
    Africa has recently experienced impressive transformation, including economic growth of about 5-7 percent despite the global economic crisis. However, the opportunities that accompany such transformations have not been fully harnessed and ...
  • News
    John Agyekum Kufuor, President of Ghana from 2001-2008, received the World Food Prize at an award ceremony yesterday at the Borlaug International Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa. Kufuor's economic and educational policies led to significant ...
  • Resource
    CountrySTAT Ghana is a statistical framework and applied information system for analysis and policy-making designed in order to organize, integrate and disseminate statistical data and metadata on food and agriculture coming from ...
  • News
    In March 2009, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) teamed up to advance innovative policies designed to help the poor benefit from climate change mitigation and ...
  • News
    Washington, D.C.—During a ceremony at the U.S. State Department yesterday hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Ghanaian President John Kufuor, and former president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, were awarded the 2011 ...
  • Event
    Cosponsored by IFPRI and the University of Ghana Many African countries are currently undergoing a major transformation in economic structure and location of economic activity, from rural agriculture-based economies to more diversified economies ...
  • News
    Accra—Policymakers, African experts, and international researchers are convening here on May 10-11 to discuss important opportunities and challenges related to economic development, urbanization, and industrialization on the continent. The ...
  • News
    Eva Schiffer, former International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) postdoctoral research fellow, discusses how applying the Net-Map method at an avian influenza workshop in Ghana uncovered some "rather scary communication breakdowns and ...
  • News
    Historically, many Sub-Saharan African countries have seen their fertilizer subsidy programs waylaid by administrative weaknesses and corruption. Donors and development partners now promote a simpler subsidy process that works through the ...
  • News
    In the past five years, Ghana has experienced fairly high levels of poverty-reducing growth, and the country has set 2015 as a target date to achieve middle-income status. The Ghana Strategy Support Program (GSSP) at IFPRI works to supply ...
  • News
    Agricultural development and poverty reduction depend on the effective delivery of public services to farmers and the rural poor. However, the efficient and regular delivery of public services to the poor in rural areas is hindered by ...
  • Press Release
    Accra—Farmers, traders, and processors are meeting Ghanaian and international academics, donors, and officials here on April 23 for a unique exchange of views on how to revive the strategic but ailing tomato sector. The workshop, ...
  • News
    The tomato industry is important to the people of Ghana but is falling short of its potential to improve their lives and livelihoods. Tomatoes are a critical part of the Ghanaian diet and could play a key role in diversifying the country’s ...
  • Press Release
    Accra—Nearly 70 high-level Ghanaian policymakers, farmer representatives, and international experts convened a workshop today to discuss the role of agriculture in accelerating economic growth, with the goal of doubling Ghana’s per capita ...