Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa 2016, Ghana Baseline Survey
Ghana Baseline Survey
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) aims to effect market-led agricultural transformation in Africa. In Ghana, its objectives are to increase farmer productivity through access to quality inputs, reduce post-harvest losses through access to post-harvest storage technologies and support farmers through an enabling policy environment. The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) was tasked to conduct a baseline survey of farmer households in two regions in Ghana, Brong Ahafo and Northern, to create baseline data of farming practices, yields, post-harvest loss and other features of the value chain in the cultivation of four major crops; namely maize, rice, cassava and soybean. The data is intended to help identify key challenges to the production of these crops in the two regions, and support the development and subsequent evaluation of AGRA interventions over a five-year period.
Kind of Data
Focus group and survey data
Unit of Analysis
Households and individuals
The survey collected the following data on households:
Demographic data and data on education and literacy of household members, household Welfare (income, employment), food security, household assets, housing characteristics and access to credit and savings, womens empoyerment, time use, and womens dietary diversity.
Agricultural data collected included:
Agricultural production and input access
Plot characteristics and soil quality
Awareness of hybrid/improved seed varieties and usage
Farmer based organisations' (fbos) membership
Awareness and use of extension services and agronomic practices
Crop yields and pre-harvest crop losses
Post-harvest storage, crop sales, processing and market price
AGRA's five-year strategy covers the Brong Ahafo and Northern regions, located in the Guinea Savana and Transitional agro-ecological zones, where agricultural production mainly occurs.
The data is at the level of District and Community
Producers and sponsors
Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER)
University of Ghana
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Face-to-Face Interviews and Focus Groups
Public access data, available to all
Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research. Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa 2016, Ghana Baseline Survey [dataset]. Version 1.Accra: ISSER [producer], 2016. Accra: Ghana ACEIR Hub [distributor], 2021.
Ghana ACEIR Hub, ISSER
University of Ghana
Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research