Oil Palm Processing in Ghana: Hanging In, Stepping Up and Stepping Out
October 3, 2019

Oil palm production has been a lifelong activity for many farmers in south-western Ghana. Although oil palm could be harvested throughout the year, production peaks from January to May.  Like other crops of this nature, one would expect prices to fall or rise with production quantities. However, this is not always the case, as the… Read more »

African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) 2019 – Accra, Ghana, 3-6 September
August 13, 2019

“AGRF is the world’s premier forum for African agriculture, pulling together stakeholders in the agricultural landscape to discuss and commit to programs, investments, and policies to achieve an inclusive and sustainable agricultural transformation across the continent.” AGRF is upon us again, with this year’s theme of “Grow Digital: Leveraging Digital Transformation to Drive Sustainable Food… Read more »

A new framework for thinking about technological change
August 7, 2019

Global development is all about creating change for the better.  One thing is certain:  if we want to address the climate breakdown while achieving a high quality of life for all of the Earth’s citizens, it will take a transformation of the way we all live. Technological change will surely be an important part of… Read more »


APRA is working in Ghana to conduct quantitative and qualitative research to: 

  1. Examine the impacts of oil palm commercialisation models on household welfare in Ahanta West and Mpohor districts; 
  2. Analyse cocoa production in eastern and western Ghana via longitudinal studies; 
  3. Explore the different pathways young people use to get themselves started in farming; 
  4. Assess key policy issues associated with changing patterns of agricultural commercialisation through: 
    1. An analysis of policy incentives for business investment in agricultural commercialisation; 
    2. An evaluation of the political economy of tractors and the new state-business nexus.

For more detailed information about our research in Ghana, download our country brochure.

Contact Person: Joseph Yaro | yarojoe@yahoo.com

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