Changing Agriculture Policy in Ghana.

Ghana Feed the Future Agriculture Policy Support Project

Project Dates: December 2013 - September 2018
In Ghana, policymakers want to improve the agricultural sector, but first they must identify and implement the correct policy reforms to achieve that goal.

Agriculture is essential to Ghana’s economy. More than half of the Ghanaian labor force and one-fourth of the country’s entire gross domestic product depend on crops such as cocoa, maize, yams, and cassava. Ghanaian policymakers want to develop policies that will increase private-sector investment in agriculture, strengthening the sector overall and creating stable jobs, but they need relevant and reliable data to do so. The Ghana Feed the Future Agriculture Policy Support Project (APSP) worked with the government, civil society, private associations, and media to gather and use accurate evidence every step of the way — from policy research to implementation to advocacy.

Project Goals


  • Assist executive and legislative government bodies with improving the way they gather and analyze data to inform policies
  • Strengthen research institutions’ ability to analyze policies and data to be used by policymakers
  • Provide grants for agriculture-related research to Ghanaian organizations
  • Provide training and grants to the private sector to strengthen their participation in policymaking

Our Impact Better Data for Better Farms in Ghana

A new real-time data survey system is helping Ghanaian policymakers make more strategic decisions that will benefit the agriculture sector as a whole.

Agriculture is essential to Ghana’s economy. More than half of the Ghanaian labor force and one-fourth of the country’s entire gross domestic product depend on crops such as cocoa, maize, yams, and cassava. Ghanaian policymakers want to develop policies that will increase private-sector investment in agriculture, strengthening the sector overall and creating stable jobs, but…

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Our Impact Radio Broadcasts for Agricultural Reform in Ghana

Through the Feed the Future Agriculture Policy Support Project, radio broadcasts empower Ghanaian farmers to advocate for agricultural reforms and engage district-level public officials.

Agriculture is essential to Ghana’s economy. More than half of the Ghanaian labor force and one-fourth of the country’s entire gross domestic product depend on crops such as cocoa, maize, yams, and cassava. Ghanaian policymakers want to develop policies that will increase private-sector investment in agriculture, strengthening the sector overall and creating stable jobs, but…

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