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Economy, Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing

Lake Volta, yams, cacao, cassava, Atlantic Ocean

Agriculture, forestry, and fishing form the traditional backbone of Ghana’s economy. Cattle are raised in the dry savanna regions of the north and in the plains region around Accra. Bananas, plantains, rice, corn, and cassava are produced as food crops in the southern half of the country. In the drier north, the major crops are yams, sorghum, and millet. The wet forest zones allow the cultivation of cash crops such as cacao, coffee, and palms and the harvesting of tropical timber. Freshwater fish are available in the rivers and Lake Volta, but the Atlantic Ocean provides the bulk of the nation’s fish supply.



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Lake Volta, yams, cacao, cassava, Atlantic Ocean, Freshwater fish, sorghum, major crops, food crops, palms, rice, rivers, corn, forestry, coffee, bulk

 
 

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