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i TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS ........................................................................................................................... i LIST OF TABLES ................................................................................................................................... iv LIST OF FIGURES ................................................................................................................................. v LIST OF PICTURES .............................................................................................................................. vi LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS ................................................................................... vii FOREWORD ........................................................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ....................................................................................................................... ix CHAPTER ONE ...................................................................................................................................... 1 OVERVIEW OF AGRICULTURAL SECTOR ......................................................................................... 1 1.0 INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................... 1 1.1 STRUCTURE OF THE REPORT ............................................................................................ 1 1.2 GLOBAL, REGIONAL AND NATIONAL GOALS .................................................................. 1 1.2.1 Global Goals ........................................................................................................................... 1 1.2.1.1 Malnutrition and Poverty Reduction ....................................................................................... 2 1.2.2.1 Achievements of Malabo Declaration Target ......................................................................... 2 1.2.3 Achievement of National Targets ............................................................................................ 3 1.2.3.1 Agricultural GDP Growth Rate .............................................................................................. 3 1.2.3.2 The Share of Agriculture in Total GDP, 2017 ........................................................................ 4 1.2.3.3 Change in Food Self-Sufficiency Levels (National Food Balance Sheet) ............................... 4 CHAPTER TWO ...................................................................................................................................... 6 FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS .................................... 6 2.0 INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................... 6 2.1 RAINFALL AND ITS EFFECT ON AGRICULTURE ............................................................. 6 2.1.1 Trend of National Average Rainfall ........................................................................................ 6 2.1.2 Regional Rainfall Distribution Pattern ................................................................................... 6 2.2 DOMESTIC CROP PRODUCTION ....................................................................................... 7 2.2.1 Area put under cultivation of Major Staple Crops .................................................................. 8 2.3 LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION ............................................................................................... 10 2.3.1 Productivity of Livestock ....................................................................................................... 11 2.4 PRODUCTION OF FISH ..................................................................................................... 11 2.4.1 Production of Culture Fish ................................................................................................... 12 2.4.2 Capture Fisheries (Marine and Inland) ................................................................................ 13 2.4.3 Marine Fish Production by Sub-Sectors ............................................................................... 14 2.5 DOMESTIC SUPPLY, IMPORT AND EXPORT OF KEY COMMODITIES ....................... 14 2.5.1 Domestic Supply and Imports of Rice ................................................................................... 14 2.5.3 Domestic Fish Production, Export and Import ..................................................................... 16 2.5.4 Irrigation Development ......................................................................................................... 17 2.5.4.1. Formal Irrigation .................................................................................................................. 18 2.5.4.2 Informal Irrigation ................................................................................................................ 18 2.5.4.3 Irrigated Land Use Efficiency ............................................................................................... 18 2.6 PROMOTION OF AGRICULTURAL MECHANISATION ................................................... 18 2.7 SPECIAL PRODUCTIVITY ENHANCING PROGRAMMES INITIATED IN 2017 ............. 19 2.7.1 Planting for Food and Jobs Campaign ................................................................................. 19 2.7.2 Achievements under the PFJ in 2017 .................................................................................... 19 2.7.2.1 Input Supply under the PFJ .................................................................................................. 20 2.7.2.2 Area Cropped and Productivity Under PFJ ......................................................................... 20 2.7.2.3 Extension Service Delivery under PFJ ................................................................................. 21
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ii 2.7.2.4 Youth Engagement ................................................................................................................ 21 2.8 MODERNISING AGRICULTURE IN GHANA (MAG) ........................................................ 22 2.9 STRENGTHENING EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS .............................................................. 22 2.9.1 Establishment of National Early Warning System ................................................................ 23 2.9.2 External Factors Impacting on Agricultural Performance ................................................... 23 2.9.3 Effect of Fall Army Worm on Agricultural Production ........................................................ 23 2.9.4 Forecast of Risk Levels of Fall Army Worm Density by Region, 2018 ................................. 24 2.9.5 Scheduled Disease Outbreaks ............................................................................................... 25 2.9.6 Prevention and Mitigation Initiative ..................................................................................... 25 2.9.7 Establishment of Strategic Stocks ......................................................................................... 26 INCREASE GROWTH IN INCOMES ................................................................................................... 28 3.0 INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................. 28 3.1 PROMOTION OF CASH CROPS FOR INCOME ................................................................ 28 3.2 PURCHASE OF LOCAL MATERIALS FOR INDUSTRIES ................................................. 28 3.3 PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT IN AGRICULTURE ...................................................... 29 3.4 NUMBER OF PRIVATE SERVICE OPERATORS TRAINED IN GRAIN STORAGE .......... 30 CHAPTER FOUR ................................................................................................................................. 31 MARKETING OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS .............................................................................. 31 4.0 INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................. 31 4.1 DISSEMINATION OF MARKET INFORMATION ............................................................... 31 4.2 GRADES AND STANDARDS OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS ...................................... 31 4.3 DEVELOPMENT OF STANDARDS ..................................................................................... 32 4.3.1 Ghana Green Label ............................................................................................................... 32 4.4 LIFTING OF EU BAN ON EXPORTS OF SELECTED VEGETABLE ................................ 33 4.5 DEVELOPMENT OF NON-TRADITIONAL EXPORTS ...................................................... 33 CHAPTER FIVE ................................................................................................................................... 35 SUSTAINABLE LAND AND WATER MANAGEMENT ........................................................................ 35 5.0 INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................. 35 5.1 CLIMATE CHANGE AWARENESS CREATION AND SENSITISATION ............................ 36 5.2 FIELD-BASED CLIMATE CHANGE STRATEGIES ............................................................ 36 5.3 DEVELOPMENT OF EXTENSION MATERIALS ON CSA TECHNOLOGIES. .................. 37 5.4 TRAINING ON CLIMATE SMART TECHNOLOGIES ......................................................... 37 CHAPTER SIX ...................................................................................................................................... 39
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