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Located in Western Africa, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. Agriculture is a major driver of the economy, accounting for one-third of GDP, alongside gold and cocoa. Approximately 68% of Ghana’s land is used for agriculture and 15% is used as permanent natural pastures.

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    12 May 2020
    Ghana

    The Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD, Joseph Boahen Aidoo, is appealing to the security agencies to intensify the fight against illegal miners whose activities are destroying acres of cocoa farms.

    29 June 2020
    Ghana

    The steering team of the Ghana Gold Expo has issued a press briefing that the premiere issue of the Ghana Gold Report 2020 will be released on June 15, 2020.

    The steering team is led by Dr Steven Blessing Ackah and MP for Takoradi, Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah.

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    Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA) is an economic and financial policy advisory business. Our focus is on issues where economics, finance and public policy overlap. CEPA was established in 2001 as a private company limited by shares. More recently in addition to our office in London, we have established a branch office in New Delhi.  Further to our client work, CEPA undertakes and supports policy-focused research to promote debate and best practice. We re-invest one quarter of our surplus (after remunerating directors and staff) into these activities.

    Caritas Ghana is a Charity Organization of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) and member of the global Caritas Confederation.

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    CICOL is a movement interested in and working together to ensure the voice of the voiceless and of those most affected right holders are present in the debate on land. CICOL hopes to have an enhanced socio-economic growth with secured tenure and equitable access to and control over land for poor rural women and smallholder farmers.

     

    At its inception, the Central Cocoa Research Station was assigned clear goals within the Gold Coast Department of Agriculture, to investigate the pest and disease problems of cocoa in order to maintain production in the Eastern Province and elsewhere in the Gold Coast. In 1944 when the Research Station was up-graded to WACRI, the objectives were widened to include investigations into the disease and pest problems of cocoa in West Africa, soil fertility and good agricultural practices, with the view to increasing yield and farmers' income.

    COLANDEF LAND AND PROPERTY RIGHTS

    COLANDEF is a non-governmental organisation established, registered and operating in Ghana since November 2004. 

    We aim at improving land governance and the management of natural resources; enhance local governance systems; and better gender mainstreaming besides policy advocacy.

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    We are reminded on a daily basis that the natural environment in which we live is vitally important for our well-being, whether it is in the form of climate change, global warming, declining fertility or dwindling natural resources.

    Friends of the Nation (FoN) is a non-profit-making, non-governmental organization (NGO) involved in socio-environmental advocacy that was established in October 1993 and headquartered in Adiembra in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis of the Western Region of Ghana.The organization has three program areas namely, Natural Resources Management, Community Development and Enterprise Development.

    Harewelle International Limited is an international development consultancy committed to poverty alleviation and supporting sustainable growth through capacity building.

    Hen Mpoano (Hɛn Mpoano) is a not-for-profit organization legally registered in Ghana since 2013 and based in Takoradi in the Western Region. Between 2009 to 2013, we existed and operated as Coastal Resources Center- Ghana, with affiliation to the Coastal Resources Center of the University of Rhode Island, USA. During this period, we led the implementation of the USAID-funded Integrated Coastal and Fisheries Governance (ICFG) Initiative for the Western Region of Ghana.

     

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