Publishing Details

Publication Type: 
Authored by:
Schnitzer, Pascale; Tinonin, Cecilia; Azzarri, Carlo
HarvestChoice/International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Publication Date: 
March 2014
Working Paper
Publication Place: 
Washington, DC


The purpose of this series of country briefs is to provide a comprehensive and standardized view of agricultural characteristics integrat- ed with socio-economic variables across countries. In the Ghana Agricultural Snapshot, we illustrate the state of agriculture in Ghana with reference to both household characteristics and the national context. In particular, this brief includes information on household composition, income, education, households’ engagement in agriculture, including the use of land and agricultural inputs, as well as crop and livestock production, and the nutritional status of children. Graphs and tables are generated using data from the Ghana Living Standards Survey 5 (GLSS-5) 2005/6. The GLSS-5 is a nationally representative survey covering a sample of 8,687 households as well as 37,128 household members in 580 enumeration areas. Detailed information was collected on demographic characteristics, health, education, housing, household income, consumption and expenditure, credit, assets and savings, prices, employment and migration. Furthermore, the assessment of poverty is conducted through the analysis of the distribution of income as constructed by the Rural Income Generating Activities (RIGA) team at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.


Schnitzer, Pascale; Tinonin, Cecilia; Azzarri, Carlo (2014) "Ghana Agricultural Snapshot 2005/6," Working Paper, HarvestChoice/International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) .

Additional Attributes

Primary Contact: Cindy Cox
Geographic Coverage: West Africa, Ghana
Keywords: Africa, Agricultural Households, Agricultural Production, Farm Inputs, Farming Systems, Fertilizers, Ghana, Households, Livestock, Nutrition, Population