Economic Growth Opportunities in Agribusiness: An Overview of the Cassava, Rice and Oil Palm Sectors in the Wassa East and Prestea-Huni Valley Districts of the Western Region of Ghana

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WAGES Project

Publication Type:
Report
Year Published:
2017
Project:
WAGES
Funder:
Global Affairs Canada
Author:
CECI-WUSC
Partner:
CECI (Centre for Intenationalonal Studies and Cooperation)
Country:
Ghana
Contact:
Emelia Ayipio Asamoah (easamoah@wusc.ca)
Tags:
Economic Opportunities, Empowerment, Gender Equality, Inclusive Decision Making, Inclusive Economic Development, Inclusive Market Systems, private sector collaboration, Sharing Knowledge, Skills training, Youth

This study was commissioned to assess agro-economic opportunities in the project districts and identify sectors that could serve as growth poles for economic development for the WAGES project and its partners in Ghana. The consultants were tasked to make recommendations on how the identified sectors could be developed as alternative livelihood sources to facilitate diversification from mining-based livelihood systems. Specifically, the study was mandated to analyze the potentials and challenges facing agri-food sectors (including fisheries and forest products) in the intervention areas of the three countries, explore options for expanding production, processing and marketing within these sectors to create jobs and income generation opportunities for women and youth in particular.