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Located in West Africa, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. Agriculture, especially for cocoa and oil palm, is a major driver of the economy, accounting for one-third of the GDP. Approximately 68% of Ghana’s land is used for agriculture and 15% is used as permanent natural pastures.
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Land Area
22,753,300 ha
5,435.2 USD

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State of Land Information Consultancy

Deadline extended! Land Portal is hiring researchers (remote work)

6 December 2022

The Land Portal is hiring researchers with expertise on Liberia, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Mozambique, Ghana,  and The Gambia.

Climate change drowning West African coastline

22 July 2022

Erosion and tidal surges are threatening fishing communities in West Africa. As a result, many people are fleeing inland — losing their livelihoods. The sea has already encroached two meters into the country's interior.      Rising sea levels threaten many fishing communities in West Africa…

Canada’s development finance institution and land grabbing in Africa

20 July 2022

This interview is part of a series with unions, non-governmental organizations and academics who are concerned about the Canadian government’s embrace the  “blended finance.”



Customary land tenure is seen as social trust held by stools, skins, or lineages for past, present and future generations living on that land. More than one quarter of the adult population feels insecure about their tenure rights.

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Ghana's Supreme Court rules on 40-year Land Dispute

Exploring the Implications of Supreme Court Ruling on 72,000 Acres of Prime Land in Ghana's Capital: An Analysis of Land Tenure Security

14 December 2023

This article focuses on the critical importance of secure land tenure for both local and foreign investment, particularly in the Sub-Saharan African region, with Ghana as a case study. It emphasizes the positive impact of land tenure security on credit use, collateral value, efficient land transfer…

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Traditional Authorities

The role of African traditional authorities in land-based investment governance

By examining the landscapes of multiple African countries, we will unearth the myriad experiences of traditional leaders, emphasizing the variances in their legislative authority and the weight of their word. By drawing upon actual case studies, the discourse will underscore potential friction…