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Country Workshop

Economic Transformation in West Africa

What It Means for Food Security and Poverty Reduction West Africa has sustained a solid pace of growth for nearly two decades—a welcome change after years of stagnation and decline. The strategic question remains, however: How can the region build on…

project paper

Food processing in Ghana: Trends, constraints, and opportunities

As a rapidly-urbanizing, lower middle-income country, Ghana is experiencing diet changes that are spurring a growing demand for processed foods. Recent surveys show significant presence of processed goods in retail shops, including milled rice,…

book chapter

Spatial patterns of agricultural productivity

The previous chapter examined several measures of productivity, primarily in terms of their evolution over time, and reported those changes by countries and subregions. However, the conditions under which agriculture is practiced and specific…

book chapter

Intertemporal trends in agricultural productivity

Changes or trends in agricultural productivity over time can shed light on the relative sources of agricultural growth as well as on resource and factor constraints to increasing agricultural production sustainably. Because improvements in…