Facts and useful information from reports, studies, etc in the Ghanalinks.org eLibrary for quick reference and reading. Facts and useful information from reports, studies, etc in the Ghanalinks.org eLibrary for quick reference and reading.

 Last Updated: May 2, 2018

 

  1. Ghana currently imports nearly 50 percent of rice, most of the processed soy products and 15 percent of the maize it consumes. Source: USAID Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement Project (ADVANCE) Project Fact Sheet, 2016
  2. Soybean is a commercial, non-staple and non-native crop with about 40 percent protein and 20 percent oil. Source: CSIR/SARI Fact Sheet, 2016
  3. Ghana’s fisheries sector generates over US$1 billion in revenue each year and creates jobs (directly or indirectly) for 2.2 million people.,Source: ‘USAID Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP) Fact Sheet’, 2016
  4. In the Northern Region 10 percent of households are food insecure, almost three times the national average., Source: USAID Brief for the Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) Project., 2016
  5. 2.1 million poultry birds were consumed in 2015. SourceStructure of Ghana's Chicken Industry in 2015’, 2016
  6. Brong-Ahafo is the biggest producer of poultry birds in Ghana and accounted for one-third of the total birds in 2015. Source: Structure of Ghana's Chicken Industry in 2015’, 2016
  7. More than 86.6 percent of Ghana’s broiler chicken industry are small farms, with an annual production in 2015 of less than 2,000 birds. Source: Structure of Ghana's Chicken Industry in 2015’, 2016
  8. The total revenue generated by the broiler industry in 2015 was estimated at GHS 53.6 million. Source: Structure of Ghana's Chicken Industry in 2015’, 2016
  9. The Broiler industry’s total gross margin in 2015 was estimated at about GHS 16.4 million, with an average total gross margin per farm of about GHS 13,535. Source: Structure of Ghana's Chicken Industry in 2015’, 2016
  10. Feed costs accounts for almost 75 percent of total variable costs in broiler chicken farms in Ghana. Source: Structure of Ghana's Chicken Industry in 2015’, 2016
  11. There are 2,889 chicken egg farms in Ghana. Source: Structure of Ghana's Chicken Industry in 2015’, 2016
  12. On the average each chicken egg farm in Ghana produced 16,700 crates in 2015. Source: Structure of Ghana's Chicken Industry in 2015’, 2016
  13. Ghana’s chicken egg production is concentrated in Ashanti and Brong Ahafo, with those two regions accounting for more than 76 percent of the total egg output in 2015. Source: Structure of Ghana's Chicken Industry in 2015’, 2016
  14. There is no processor channel in Ghana’s chicken industry. Source: Structure of Ghana's Chicken Industry in 2015, 2016
  15. Only about 13 percent of managers in Ghana's commercial chicken industry are females. Source: Source: Structure of Ghana's Chicken Industry in 2015’, 2016
  16. 95 percent of small pelagics (type of fish) are consumed directly by humans and about 5 percent goes to poultry feed and fish meal. Source: 'Sardinella and other small pelagics value and supply chain of the fishery sector, Ghana’, 2015
  17. Female farmers tend to have about half the size of agricultural land available to their male counterparts in the Forest, Guinea Savannah and Transitional zones. Source: Baseline Survey on Gender and Agriculture of Selected Communities in Ghana’, 2014
  18. A higher percentage of households where members include female adult(s), but no male adults exhibit higher association with severe hunger than other households. Source: Feed the Future Zone of Influence Indicator Assessment Report, March 2018 
  19. 19.6% of households in the Zone of Influence lived below the $1.25 poverty threshold in 2015Source: Feed the Future Zone of Influence Indicator Assessment Report, March 2018    
  20. The average household per capita daily expenditure for the USAID's Zone of Influence was $4.80 in 2015. Source: Feed the Future Zone of Influence Indicator Assessment Report, March 2018 
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