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Agriculture In Africa

Soil wealth: Africa’s potential next growth frontier


Africa has 65% of all the arable land left in the world, which represents huge untapped potential, and around 75% of Africans rely on agriculture for their livelihoods

Despite possessing all of the attributes for agriculture, the African continent continues to spend in the region of $50 billion a year importing food Nov 24, 2015

Agriculture | Africa | Ghana | Ivory Coast | Uganda | Ethiopia


President John Dramani Mahama


H.E. John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana

Having ascended to the Presidential office in June 2012, following the untimely death of his predecessor John Atta Mills, John Dramani Mahama was officially... Dec 23, 2014

Industry & Trade | Africa | Ghana


Infographic: Ghana’s principal economic indicators




Personal accounts give us a story, numbers tell the facts. These are the principal economic indicators for Ghana. Dec 17, 2014

Others | Africa | Ghana


Innovation and private sector financing are transforming agribusiness in Africa


Africa, with half the world´s agriculturally usable land and vast water resources, has the potential to become a world agricultural power.

Organic farming and ethanol from sugar cane are just some of the innovations that are helping to transform the agricultural sector across Africa. However,... Dec 07, 2014

Agriculture | Africa | Ghana | Uganda


The Power Africa Initiative: Lighting up the darkness


International banking groups, pension fund managers and private equity firms are also wellrepresented on the list of Power Africa’s investment partners.

U.S. President Barack Obama’s initiative aims to boost electricity capacity on the continent by 30,000 MW by 2030. Dec 06, 2014

Energy | Africa | Tanzania | Ethiopia | Kenya | Ghana


Africa's Electricity: Needs are being met with innovative new projects


Africa´s entire installed capacity for electricity generation of 147 GW (Gigawatts) is equivalent to that of Belgium and to what China installs every two years.

A satellite image of the world at night shows a brightly lit Europe covered with starry dots and in sharp contrast, a dark, unlit Africa. Nov 26, 2014

Energy | Africa | Ghana | Tanzania | Uganda


A standout for investors


Ghanaian President John Mahama made an official visit to No.10 Downing Street in June last year

High returns, political stability and a strict regulatory and legal framework make Ghana the standout destination for investment in West Africa Nov 14, 2014

Government | Africa | Ghana


Determined approach to macroeconomic stability


George Blankson, Commissioner General of the Ghana Revenue Authority

Ghana has not shied away from tough decisions to ensure its impressive growth trajectory is not derailed by internal and external shocks Nov 14, 2014

Finance | Africa | Ghana


Financial inclusion and SMEs set to soar


The banking industry is on a quest to bring financial services to the large unbanked population and burgeoning number of small and medium-sized enterprises

Financial and insurance activities are expanding at roughly twice the pace of the overall economy and just 30 per cent of the population are formally banked,... Nov 14, 2014

Finance | Africa | Ghana


The Global African Investment Summit




The heads of state of four African nations – Ghana, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda – will meet in London on October 20-21 with investors from... Nov 14, 2014

Others | Africa | Ghana


Agribusiness




Of all the investment opportunities available right now in Africa, agribusiness offers one of the most dramatic examples of how development can spread... Nov 14, 2014

Agriculture | Africa | Ghana


Infrastructure




With an infrastructure deficit totalling $1.5 billion annually over the next decade, Ghana has embarked on a series of transformative projects to meet... Nov 14, 2014

Infrastructure | Africa | Ghana


GNPC sees its future as an independent operator

Alex Mould
CEO, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation

Ghana´s potential as an oil producer has been evident since the discovery of the offshore... Dec 17, 2014


Ghana Needs Large-scale Foreign Investment to Increase its Transmission Capacity

Mr. William Amuna
CEO of GRIDCo

Mr. William Amuna, CEO of GRIDCo, the national electricity transmission company, talked... Nov 26, 2014


Ghana’s foreign minister talks partnership

Honorable Hanna Tetteh
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration

The PM Communications team interviewed Honorable Hanna Tetteh, and asked her about Ghana’s... Oct 27, 2014


“Ghana is a fantastic country with a future”

Sir Samuel Esson Jonah
Executive Chairman of Jonah Capital

The PM Communications team met with Sir Samuel Esson Jonah, Executive Chairman of Jonah Capital.... Sep 19, 2014


GRIDCo: Ghana’s backbone to power delivery

Ing. William Amuna
CEO of GRIDCo

The PM Communications team interviewed Ing. William Amuna, CEO of GRIDCo, and asked him about... Sep 18, 2014


Optimising revenue mobilisation for national development

George Blankson
Commissoner General of Ghana Revenue Authority

The PM Communications team interviewed Mr. George Blankson, Commissoner General of Ghana Revenue... Sep 12, 2014


Infrastructure investment “top of the list”

Mrs. Mawuena Trebarh
CEO of the Ghana Investment and Promotion Centre

The PM Communications team interviewed Mrs. Mawuena Trebarh, CEO of the Ghana Investment and... Sep 11, 2014


Mills legacy lives on

Dr. Cadman Atta Mills
Senior presidential advisor

The PM Communications team interviewed Dr. Cadman Atta Mills, senior presidential advisor and... Sep 05, 2014


‘We play a very dominant role in supplying electricity’

Isaac Kirk Koffi
Chief Executive of the Volta River Authority

The PM Communications team interviewed Isaac Kirk Koffi, Chief Executive of the Volta River... Sep 03, 2014


Logistics thinking

Kofi Mbiah
CEO of the Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA)

“The GSA has brought trade to the fore in this country. There is no doubt about it. People... Aug 19, 2014


The challenges facing Ghana’s agriculture industry

Michael Abu Sakara Foster
Executive Chairman of Sakfos Holdings

In an interview with PM, Dr. Michael Abu Sakara Foster, Executive Chairman of Sakfos Holdings,... Aug 19, 2014


British HC urges SMEs to consider Ghana

Jon Benjamin
British High Commissioner to Ghana

“We have over 10 government departments represented here in the British High Commission.... Aug 18, 2014


A refreshing take on agriculture

Mr. Anthony Grendon
Managing Director for Accra Brewery Ltd

Accra Brewery Ltd was established in 1931 and today manufactures a range of quality beer products... Aug 07, 2014


Changing the perception of Ghana companies

William Kodwo Tewiah
Managing Director at Zen Petroleum

William Kodwo Tewiah spent months researching Ghana’s downstream sector and noticed a gap... Jul 09, 2014


Getting finances in check

Kweku G. Ricketts-Hagan
Deputy Minister of Finance

Kweku G. Ricketts-Hagan, Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Finance, talks about overcoming the major... Jul 09, 2014


An ambitious program of industrialization based on agriculture

Clement Kofi Humado
Minister for Food and Agriculture

Ghana has reached its peak in terms of cocoa production, but the Minister for Food and Agriculture... Jul 02, 2014


“We need to make banking more accessible to the entire population”

Mr. Stephen Kpordzih
Managing Director of ABD

ADB is a universal bank offering a full range of banking products and services in retail, commercial,... Jun 16, 2014


AGI provides fuel for engine of growth

James Asare-Adje
President of AGI

Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) began as a manufacturer’s association but has grown... Jun 12, 2014


IPPs encouraged to boost capacity

John Abdulai Jinapor
Deputy Minister of Energy and Petroleum

Deputy Minister of Energy and Petroleum John Abdulai Jinapor discusses Ghana's very young yet... Feb 18, 2014


Investors encouraged to tap affordable housing demand in Ghana

Theresa Oppong-Beeko
CEO of Ghana’s Manet Group

A “field day” awaits developers looking to get involved in Ghana’s low-income housing... Jun 27, 2013


Not your run-of-the-mill government bank

Simon Dornoo
Managing Director of Ghana Commercial Bank

Simon Dornoo, Managing Director of Ghana Commercial Bank, discusses the bank's growth plans,... Apr 03, 2012



LOCATION:

Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo



CAPITAL:

Accra



AREA:

total: 238,533 sq km

country comparison to the world: 82

land: 227,533 sq km

water: 11,000 sq km



DISPUTES - international:

Ghana struggles to accommodate returning nationals who worked in the cocoa plantations and escaped fighting in Cote d'Ivoire

 

GDP - composition by sector:

agriculture: 29.9%

industry: 18.6%

services: 51.4% update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)



AGRICULTURE - products:

cocoa, rice, cassava update paises set descripcion = tapioca; peanuts, corn, shea nuts, bananas; timber



INDUSTRIES:

mining, lumbering, light manufacturing, aluminum smelting, food processing, cement, small commercial ship building



EXPORTS:

$7.552 billion update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)

country comparison to the world: 97

$5.84 billion update paises set descripcion = 2009 est.)



EXPORTS - commodities:

gold, cocoa, timber, tuna, bauxite, aluminum, manganese ore, diamonds, horticulture



EXPORTS - partners:

Netherlands 13.2%, UK 7.7%, France 5.8%, Ukraine 5.7% update paises set descripcion = 2009)



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