Ghana Agriculture Market Size
|Study Period:||2018 - 2028|
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Ghana Agriculture Market Analysis
Ghana's agriculture market is projected to reach a CAGR of 4.2% during the forecast period.
- Ghana has one of the fastest-growing global economies. Agriculture is critical to Ghana's foreign exchange revenues and general economic prosperity. Ghana is gradually moving toward self-sufficiency by increasing agricultural productivity and profitability, increasing access to finance, promoting resilience, optimizing economic inclusion, improving nutrition, and advancing country leadership through evidence-based interventions such as targeting food security interventions in districts in northern Ghana with the lowest poverty and nutrition statistics, promoting the production of diverse, nutrient-dense foods, and advancing country leadership. Agriculture is also collaborating with commercial enterprises, particularly those in the agricultural industry, to develop their operations and enhance their services to meet national and global standards.
- Since agriculture is one of the important contributors to the country's export earnings and a major source of income for a majority of the population in the country, rice is one of the major food staples. However, due to the increased domestic consumption, which is exceeding the domestic production, Ghana imports 66% of the rice consumed. Ghana's government is implementing an import substitution strategy for rice and chicken meat. It has already implemented two significant programs to pay subsidies to farmers producing rice, corn, sorghum, soybeans, and broilers. Other major cash crops of the country include cocoa, oil, pineapple, tomatoes, and fresh vegetables.
- The favorable policies and extended support from the agencies are increasing the development of agriculture. For instance, in 2021, USAID Ghana helped over 63,000 farmers, half of whom are women in northern Ghana, to access agricultural inputs and finance. The same year, it organized 3,000 women to save USD 250,000 through village savings and loan associations. Industrialization and productivity improvement programs are expected to increase the agriculture sector's output, create jobs, and encourage greater participation by the private sector.
Ghana Agriculture Industry Segmentation
Agriculture in Ghana is dominated by traditional smallholder farms. The crops, such as yams, grains, cocoa, oil palms, kola nuts, and timber, form the agriculture base of Ghana's economy. The report defines agricultural products in terms of the end-users. The Ghana agriculture market report analyses the major crops like cereals, fruits, vegetables, and oilseeds along with their production analysis (volume), consumption analysis (value and volume), import analysis (value and volume), export analysis (value and volume) and price trend analysis with supply chain and PESTLE analysis over the forecast period. The report's quantitative analysis will provide Value (USD Thousand) and Volume (Metric Ton).
|Crop Type (Production Analysis by Volume, Consumption Analysis by Volume and Value, Import Market Analysis by Volume and Value, Export Market Analysis by Volume and Value and Price Trend Analysis)|
|Food Crops / Cereals|
|Oilseeds and Pulses|
Ghana Agriculture Market Trends
This section covers the major market trends shaping the Ghana Agriculture Market according to our research experts:
Increasing Demand For Fruits And Vegetables
As the country is witnessing the growth of middle-class families, the number of consumers demanding high-quality fruits and vegetables is increasing in the country. It is estimated that the domestic vegetable market in the country is growing at 10% per year.
Tomatoes, onions, and pepper are the most important vegetables in the country. The demand for fresh fruits, such as pineapples, is very high, mostly intended for export, traditional domestic markets, supermarkets, and fruit processing. There is a growing demand for fresh fruits for processing and juice for local consumption and export. To boost the regional fruit trade, many companies, such as Blue Skies, HPW Fresh & Dry, Peelco, and Pinora, established their fruit processing units in the country, which is boosting the demand for fruits in the country.
Most of the fresh vegetables required in Ghana can be grown in the country, except Irish potatoes and other vegetables that require cool temperature conditions. Most of these vegetables find a ready market in cities and rural areas.
The GhanaVeg program is being implemented by the Center for Development Innovation (CDI). The program’s mission is to establish a sustainable and internationally competitive vegetable sector. This initiative targets high-end domestic and international markets, such as high-end supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, and exports. The rise in the initiatives by the program may lead to a surge in the production of vegetables in the country, which is leading the fruit and vegetable segment to be the fastest-growing segment.
Therefore, the increasing consumer trend toward healthy and fresh foods is expected to drive the market during the forecast period.
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Maize As The Staple Food Is Dominating The Market
Maize provides a major source of calories in many parts of Ghana. Maize is an important crop grown in Ghana constituting about 70% of the country’s cereal production. Maize is grown in almost every part of the country, but the major growing regions are the Forest–Savannah transition zone, accounting for more than 80% of the total maize grains produced in Ghana. It nearly replaced traditional staple crops, like sorghum and pearl millet, in northern Ghana. An average maize grain yield on farmers’ fields was about 1.7 t/ha in the year 2020, against an estimated achievable yield of about 6.0 t/ha in the upcoming future. Rising population, urbanization, and growing poultry and fish sectors in Ghana have contributed to increased demand for maize.
Maize production depends heavily on mineral fertilizer, which is sometimes supplemented by manure and crop rotation with legumes. Nitrogen fertilizer is the main driving force to produce maize yields under irrigated and favorable rain-fed conditions in Ghana. There is an increased usage of hybrid seed varieties to maximize the yield of maize in recent years. Along with this, the government initiatives to boost grain production in the country influenced many small-scale farmers to take up maize production. Maize cultivation is expected to show slow but steady growth during the forecast period.
Ghana Agriculture Market News
June 2022: Nestle Ghana completed the expansion of its infant cereals plant in Tema, making it the primary hub for producing and supplying infant cereals in the country and 24 other nations in Central and West Africa. The expansion tagged at a cost of GHS 175.4 million (USD 22.12m), has increased the production capacity of the CERELAC brand by 6,700 tons.
October 2022:The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, inaugurated an ultra-modern maize processing factory at Nsuta-Kwagye in the Sekyere-Central District of the Ashanti Region, a project executed under the ‘One District, One Factory’ initiative. The GH¢6.7 million (US$500,000) factory has the capacity to process four to five tonnes of dry maize, and five tonnes of maize grits per day.
November 2021: Cargill completed a USD 13 million expansion of its cocoa processing facility in Tema, expanding the company's cocoa-grinding capability to match growing consumer demands for cocoa powder. The company claimed that the multi-million-dollar investment took sixteen months to complete and increased the plant’s grind capability by 20%, bolstering its annual production capacity to 90,000 tonnes. The initial nameplate capacity of 65,000 tonnes was pushed to 75,000 tonnes through the efficient management by the Ghanaian team, giving room for this expansion.
Ghana Agriculture Market Report - Table of Contents
1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
4. MARKET DYNAMICS
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.3 Market Restraints
5. MARKET SEGMENTATION
5.1 Crop Type (Production Analysis by Volume, Consumption Analysis by Volume and Value, Import Market Analysis by Volume and Value, Export Market Analysis by Volume and Value and Price Trend Analysis)
5.1.1 Food Crops / Cereals
5.1.2 Oilseeds and Pulses
6. REGIONAL ANALYSIS
6.1 PESTLE Analysis
6.2 Supply Chain Analysis
7. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
7.1 Distribution Network and Retail Analysis
7.2 List of Distributors
8. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS
Ghana Agriculture Market Research FAQs
What is the study period of this market?
The Agriculture in Ghana is studied from 2018 - 2028.
What is the growth rate of Agriculture in Ghana?
The Agriculture in Ghana is growing at a CAGR of 4.2% over the next 5 years.
Agriculture in Ghana Industry Report
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