Working Paper 31: Long-Term Change and Agricultural Commercialisation in Ghanaian Cocoa
Written by, Kojo S. Amanor, Joseph A. Yaro and Joseph K. Teye.
This study examines the processes of commercialisation in the cocoa sector in the Agricultural Policy Research in Africa (APRA) framework. This study examines the different processes of transformation that have occurred and are occurring within the cocoa sector, and the extent to which as forested lands disappear, farmers are transitioning out of cocoa or adopting new technologies and ways of producing cocoa. It also examines the extent to which the growing scarcity of land affects rural households and the changing terms on which people gain access to land, as it becomes a scarce commodity.