Rice Production in Republic of Ghana
Write-up taken from the IRRI’s Rice Almanac (2013):
The Republic of Ghana, a small (238,540 km2) tropical West African country bordering the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean, is predominantly agricultural (25.6% of GDP in 2011), with 55% of the workforce employed in agriculture on wide savannas in the north and cleared rainforest in the south. Arable land is 19.3% of the land area. Deforestation and desertification are of increasing concern. The population in 2011 was 25.0 million.
Source: FAOSTAT database online and AQUASTAT database online, as of November 2012.