The mother of Cooperative movements. Strong involvement of the private sector in the agricultural industry and value chain has seen the country transform food productivity especially in rural areas.
The largest producer of bananas and plantains in Sub Saharan Africa region. Agriculture is the backbone of the country’s economy, employing over 70% of the population.
The home of grains and pulses in Africa. The country’s agricultural economy is arguably the fastest growing on the continent.
The country’s political commitment to the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) initiative has led to wealth and job creation, poverty alleviation and food and nutrition security.
Food and nutrition security. Agriculture employs more than 65% of the population in Tanzania and contributes 23% to the GDP, making it one of the most food secure countries in the region.
Embracing use of certified seeds, appropriate technologies and use of correct fertilizers has seen smallholder farmers in Malawi double maize and soybean production in less than 10 years.
A country where orange fleshed sweet potatoes are used to fight Vitamin A deficiency, which affects more than 70% of Mozambican children under the age of 5 years.
With just less than 4% arable land in the Southern part of the country, agriculture remains a strong sector, providing livelihoods to about 80% of the total population.
Government expenditure on agriculture has been above 10% and the result is agricultural growth rate stands at an impressive 5.3%.
A turnaround from food deficit country in 2008, to a potential food exporter in 2019. Ghana’s food production is in surplus due to interventions and sound political goodwill.