Crops beyond cocoa trees offer revenue and diversification for Ghana’s agriculture sector

While cocoa remains the dominant source of agricultural export earnings, a number of other tree crops, including cashew, coffee, coconut, oil palm, mango, rubber and shea nut, have seen promising harvests over the past few years. In an effort to … Continue reading Crops beyond cocoa trees offer revenue and diversification for Ghana’s agriculture sector

U.S. Supports Women’s Economic Development with New Shea Processing Center and Warehouses

Ownership of the A Rocha Ghana shea butter processing facility and eight warehouses was transferred to nine shea cooperatives in the West Gonja District in the Savannah Region of northern Ghana. The new facilities are part of a U.S. Government … Continue reading U.S. Supports Women’s Economic Development with New Shea Processing Center and Warehouses

Greening agricultural produce for people and the planet: The story of a Social Entrepreneur in Ghana

Meet Abdullah Hamza, the young social entrepreneur, doing amazing work in the Northern Region of Ghana. Hamza has a business model he calls ‘greening commodities’, which is contributing to the fight against climate change. “Young people like me who read … Continue reading Greening agricultural produce for people and the planet: The story of a Social Entrepreneur in Ghana

Northern Ghana: The importance of the shea tree in the livelihoods of people

Ghana is a developing country with a low-income economy where over 80% of the population lives in abject poverty. The natural resources, especially the mineral resources such as the gold, diamond, bauxite, manganese etc. of the country are concentrated in … Continue reading Northern Ghana: The importance of the shea tree in the livelihoods of people