Climate change, agriculture, and food-crop production in Ghana
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De Pinto A, Demirag U, Haruna A, Koo J, Asamoah M. 2012. Climate change, agriculture, and food-crop production in Ghana. IFPRI Policy Note No. 3. Washington, DC, USA: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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Despite the recent transition to an industry and service sec- tors-led economy, agriculture still plays a fundamental role in Ghana. The sector comprises approximately 30 percent of the country’s GDP to date and employs approximately 50 percent of the population (10). The agricultural sector is believed to have the potential to grow at rates as high as six percent (2), but climate change could potentially inhibit such progress in the long run, given that the sector is particularly vulnerable to this ongoing phenomenon.