Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

Ghana's Economic and Agricultural Transformation: Past Performance and Future Prospects

Xinshen Diao, Peter Hazell, Shashidhara Kolavalli, and Danielle Resnick

Abstract

Many African countries have experienced unprecedented rates of economic growth in recent years, yet their economic transformations display features that could constrain their future growth prospects. Particularly troublesome have been patterns of urbanization without industrialization, rapid growth of low-productivity jobs in the informal economy, and a neglected agricultural sector with increased need for imported foods. Using Ghana as a case study, this book explores the challenges and opportunities of these patterns of transformation. By combining a historical and political perspective with ... More

Keywords: agricultural transformation, economic transformation, Ghana, industrialization, political economy, public investments, public policy, structural change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198845348
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198845348.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Xinshen Diao, editor
Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow, Development Strategy and Governance Division, International Food Policy Research Institute, USA

Peter Hazell, editor
Independent Researcher

Shashidhara Kolavalli, editor
Senior Research Fellow, Development Strategy and Governance Division, International Food Policy Research Institute, USA

More
Show Summary Details

Contents

View:

1 Introduction

Xinshen Diao, Peter Hazell, Shashidhara Kolavalli, and Danielle Resnick

Part I Ghana’s Economic Transformation

2 Ghana’s Economy-wide Transformation

Xinshen Diao and Peter Hazell

Part II Agriculture’s Role in Ghana’s Transformation

4 Ghana’s Agricultural Transformation

Peter Hazell, Xinshen Diao, and Eduardo Magalhaes

5 Urbanization and its Impact on Ghana’s Rural Transformation

Xinshen Diao, Eduardo Magalhaes, and Jed Silver

6 Agricultural Transformation in the Savannah

Michael Johnson, Nazaire Houssou, Shashidhara Kolavalli, and Peter Hazell

9 Unleashing the Power of Mechanization

Xinshen Diao, Frances Cossar, Nazaire Houssou, and Shashidhara Kolavalli

10 Future Prospects

Xinshen Diao, Peter Hazell, Shashidhara Kolavalli, and Danielle Resnick

End Matter