Agribusinesses in Ghana Need Support to Bounce Back from the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic
17 June 2021
The UN Development programme, Ghana Statistical Service and the Governance for Inclusive Development (GovID) unit of the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) commissioned a survey in 2021. The survey was to understand why and how the business sector is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This survey revealed that it may take more time and support for agribusinesses, including those in the production value chain (industry) and service sectors, to recover.
A dialogue was held to engage policy actors to deliberate on the findings of the survey and the required policy actions to support the businesses to recover. Over 30 participants from the agribusiness, insurance, public sector institutions, financial institutions and CSOs took part in the session. They discussed the findings of the study and made some recommendations to enable a vibrant and resilient agribusiness sector.
This is a special feature story on the policy session.