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Republic of Ghana

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General information

  • GNI per capita at PPP$, 2011: 1,810
  • Internal renewable water resources, 2011: 30.3 km3/year
  • Incoming water flow, 2011: 22.9 km3/year
  • Main food consumed, 2009: starchy roots, plantains, vegetables including oils, fish, rice, maize, wheat
  • Rice consumption, 2009: 26.9 kg milled rice per person per year

Production seasons

 

Planting

Harvesting

Main
May-Jun
Oct-Nov
Off
Jan-Feb
May-Jun


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.




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