Ghana
Most Harvested Crop in 2005
Cocoa
Poverty Headcount Ratio $1.90/day (2011 PPP) in 2012
8%
Most Acute Condition Among Children in 2014
5% Severely Stunted
Average Annual Rainfall from 1990 to 2015
1,169mm
About

Ghana is a country located in Africa south of the Sahara. As of 2012 Ghana had a total population of approximately 26.35M people. This represents a 19% increase from 2005 when the population of Ghana was approximately 22.22M.

The most widely harvested crop in Ghana by area was Cocoa with 1.89M ha harvested with a total production value of Intl $765.37M.

Among children in Ghana in 2014, 5% were severely stunted, 2% were severely underweight, and 1% were severely wasted.

As of 2012, there were 2.14M people living below $1.90/day (2011 PPP) and 6.17M people living below $3.10/day (2011 PPP) in Ghana.

Ghana includes the areas of: Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Central, Eastern, Greater Accra, Northern, Upper East, Upper West, Volta, and Western.

Agriculture

Harvested Area Versus Value of Production

Yams are the crop with the highest production value per area in Ghana, with Intl $3.09k per ha.

Other Pulses are the crop with the lowest production value per area in Ghana, with Intl $47.0 per ha.

This means that growers of Yams will earn approximately 66 times more per hectare than if they grow Other Pulses.

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Water Supply for Crops

99%
Rainfed
1%
Irrigated

In 2005, 99% of the crops produced in Ghana by harvested area were rainfed, compared to 1% irrigated.

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Climate

Rainfall by Location

From 1990 to 2015, Ghana had average annual rainfall of 1,169mm across a total cropland area of 6.66M ha.

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Health

Health Conditions Among Children

5%
Severely Stunted
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Among children in Ghana in 2014, 5% were severely stunted, 2% were severely underweight, and 1% were severely wasted.

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Health Conditions Among Children by Gender

20%
Male Stunting
17%
Female Stunting

The health condition most afflicting male and female children in 2014 in Ghana is stunting with 20% of male children affected and 17% of female children affected.

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Health Conditions Among Children by Residence

15%
Urban Stunting
22%
Rural Stunting

The health condition most afflicting urban and rural children in 2014 in Ghana is stunting with 15% of urban children affected and 22% of rural children affected.

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Poverty

Poverty Levels

2.14M
$1.90/day (2011 PPP)
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As of 2012, there were 2.14M people living below $1.90/day (2011 PPP) and 6.17M people living below $3.10/day (2011 PPP) in Ghana.

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Poverty Measures by Residence

Disposable Income
10%
Urban
37%
Rural

As of 2012, 10% of people living in urban areas and 37% of people living in rural areas in Ghana live below $3.10/day (2011 PPP).

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