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Agribusiness Indicators : Ghana

ACCESS TO MARKETS ACCESSIBILITY AGRIBUSINESS AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES AGRICULTURAL INPUTS AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES AGROCHEMICALS AMMONIA ARABLE LAND AVERAGE PRICE AVERAGE PRICES BARRIERS TO ENTRY BRAND BRANDS BREEDER SEED CASSAVA CEREALS CHEMICAL FERTILIZER CLIMATIC CONDITIONS COCOA COCOA BEANS COMMERCIAL BANK COMMERCIAL BANKS COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES COMMERCIAL FARMING COMMERCIAL VEHICLES COMMERCIALIZATION COMMODITY COMMODITY PRICES COMPETITIVENESS COTTON CROP CROP RESEARCH CROP YIELDS CROPPING CROPS CULTIVATION DOMESTIC FERTILIZER DRIP IRRIGATION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY EXPENDITURE EXPENDITURES FAO FARM FARM LAND FARM PRODUCE FARMER FARMERS FARMING FARMS FERTILIZER FERTILIZER APPLICATION FERTILIZER CONSUMPTION FERTILIZER COST FERTILIZER DEVELOPMENT FERTILIZER DISTRIBUTION FERTILIZER IMPORTS FERTILIZER INGREDIENTS FERTILIZER MARKET FERTILIZER PRICES FERTILIZER PRODUCT FERTILIZER PRODUCTS FERTILIZER SUBSIDY FERTILIZER USE FERTILIZERS FIELD CROPS FISHING FLAT RATE FOOD CROPS FOOD POLICY RESEARCH FOOD SUPPLY FORESTRY FOUNDATION SEED FREIGHT FUNGICIDES GERMPLASM GRAIN GRAIN PRODUCTION GRAINS GREEN REVOLUTION GROUNDNUT GROWING SEASON HEAVY SOILS HERBICIDES HIGHWAY HIGHWAY AUTHORITY HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTS HOURS OF OPERATION HYBRID SEED HYBRID SEEDS HYBRIDS IFPRI INFLATION INPUT PRICES INSECTICIDES INSPECTION INTERNATIONAL FERTILIZER DEVELOPMENT CENTER INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL MARKETS INVENTORIES LABOR DEMAND LABOR FORCE LEGUMES LOGGING MAIZE MAIZE PRODUCTION MARKET DEMAND MARKET DEVELOPMENT MARKET ENTRY MARKET SHARE MARKET TOWNS MEANS OF TRANSPORT MILLET MODE OF TRANSPORTATION MONOPOLY MULTIPLIERS NITROGEN NITROGEN FERTILIZER OIL PALM PALM OIL PATRONAGE PESTICIDES PLANT PROTECTION PLANTING PLOWING POLICY ENVIRONMENT POLICY MAKERS POULTRY PRIVATE SEED COMPANIES PRIVATE SEED INDUSTRY PRODUCE PRODUCER PRICES PRODUCTION SYSTEM PROFIT MARGINS RAILROADS RETAIL RETAIL PRICES RETAIL STORE RICE RICE PRODUCTION ROAD ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE ROAD MAINTENANCE ROAD QUALITY ROAD SECTOR ROAD TRANSPORT ROADS RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE SALE SALES SEED SEED LAWS SEED MARKETING SEED MULTIPLICATION SEED POLICY SEED PRODUCERS SEED PRODUCTION SEED SECTOR SEED TECHNOLOGY SEED VARIETIES SEEDLINGS SHIFTING CULTIVATION SOIL TYPE SORGHUM SOYBEAN SOYBEANS SPREAD STOCKS SUPPLIER SURPLUS TILLAGE TILLERS TOTAL SALES TRANSACTION COSTS TRANSPARENCY TRANSPORT TRANSPORT COSTS TRANSPORT FACILITIES TRANSPORT POLICY TRANSPORT PRICE TRANSPORT RATES TRANSPORT SECTOR TRANSPORT SERVICES TRANSPORTATION COST TRANSPORTATION COSTS TROPICAL AGRICULTURE TURNOVER UREA VEGETABLES WALKING WAREHOUSE WHOLESALE PRICE WHOLESALE PRICES WHOLESALER WORLD MARKETS YIELDS
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Washington, DC
Africa | Ghana
2013-03-25T15:41:50Z | 2013-03-25T15:41:50Z | 2012-04

Agriculture plays an important role in the economies of most countries in Africa. However, few African countries have been able to capitalize on the sector's considerable potential to contribute to economic development through commercialization. Few have created an enabling environment for agricultural finance in which lenders and other agents are encouraged to develop innovative financial products that are well tailored to meet the needs of local producers. Few African countries have purposefully set out to encourage the use of modern farm machinery. Some, however, have invested in road infrastructure and transport facilities to reduce transaction costs and improve producers' access to markets. The countries that have undertaken initiatives to expand producers' access to agricultural technologies such as certified or hybrid seeds and fertilizers have generally been the most effective at increasing agricultural productivity. The research described in this volume used a set of agribusiness indicators to collect data that capture the performance of the agriculture sector in the Republic of Ghana, using a list of preliminary indicators covering the following areas: (i) access to and availability of certified seed; (ii) availability of and access to fertilizer; (iii) access to farm machinery, particularly tractor hire services for land preparation; (iv) access to agricultural and agro-enterprise finance; (v) cost and efficiency of transport; (vi) measures of policy certainty and the orientation of the enabling environment as perceived by the private sector; and (vii) various policy, trade, and fiscal measures. Ghana was the first country in which these indicators were tested for ease and consistency. The indicators were then finalized and used for data collection in two other African countries (Ethiopia and Mozambique).

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