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Type Report
Title Ghana Agricultural Snapshot 2005/6
Author(s)
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
URL http://harvestchoice.org/sites/default/files/downloads/publications/WorkingPaper - Ghana_4.pdf
Abstract
The purpose of this series of country briefs is to provide a comprehensive and standardized view of agricultural characteristics integrated
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.

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