Once famous for its gold trade, Ghana was until recently the world’s largest cocoa exporter, before being ousted from this position by its neighbor, Côte d’Ivoire.

Compared to other West African countries, this relatively small country has a highly developed industrial sector. However, the decline in its GDP – from 13% in 2011 to less than 5% in 2013 – highlights the challenge the country is currently facing: energy crisis, currency depreciation, inflation etc.


The development of the cash crop in Ghana is seen as an opportunity and a necessary resource for its future.

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