Agriculture is currently the biggest contributor to Ghana’s GDP. But over the last decade its contribution has declined from 51% to 36% of GDP. As a result, the rural poor now account for almost three quarters of Ghanaians who live below the poverty line.
To combat this, Ghana has initiated a breadbasket strategy to ensure its food security, create jobs, and increase investment in the agricultural sector. Sue Beukes spoke to Kwesi Ahwoi, Ghana’s Minister of Agriculture about this initiative, as well as other challenges facing growth in this sector .