Employing at least 44% of the workforce in Ghana, agriculture remains one of the most important industries in the country.
For numerous crops such as yams, grains, cocoa, oil palms, kola nuts, and timber, Ghana remains among the world’s leading producers, helping to maintain the country’s international presence and participation in trade.
However, on the darker side of agriculture in Ghana lies a massive network dedicated to the production of one substance in particular: cannabis aka. weed!
Analysis of the various indicators over the period 2010–2017 has shown that cannabis cultivation and production occur to a large extent in the following African countries (in descending order of estimated potential magnitude of cultivation and production): Morocco, Nigeria, Eswatini, the Sudan, South Africa, Malawi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ghana.