Challenges Facing Women in Ghana’s Northern Agricultural Supply Chains and What We Can Do About It

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Prepared By Dr. Abdul Samed Muntaka, Dr. (Mrs.) Matilda Owusu-Bio, Dr. John Manso Frimpong, Ms. Patience Bruce, Miss Christa Agyemang, Prof. Nathaniel Boso

The newly established Center for Applied Research in Supply Chain – Africa (CARISCA) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology recently sent a team of supply chain researchers to the North of Ghana to engage with stakeholders to better understand the challenges facing women and disadvantaged groups in low-resource supply chain settings, where poverty incidence is among the highest in the country (Ghana Statistical Service Report).

Given that agriculture is the major source of income to communities in the Northern part of Ghana, the researchers focused on agriculture supply chains (including cultivating, harvesting,
storage, processing/milling, packaging, labelling, transporting, and marketing/selling) in this part of the country. The research team uncovered three major challenges that contribute to high poverty incidence, and thus undermine the prosperity and quality of life of this vulnerable and 2 disadvantaged group. The team recommends specific steps that policymakers and business leaders could take to improve the well-being of this group.

Findings from this research have been published on May 26th, 2021 on

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