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Ghana is highly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change since the country relies heavily on agriculture for jobs and exports.1 The widespread poverty in Ghana also makes it increasingly difficult for the population to adapt to climate changes.2 Climate change has reportedly manifested itself in severe droughts, which create increased food insecurity.3 The impending climate changes is also predicted to put a significant strain on water resources and limit reforestation efforts.4 It is projected that seawater temperatures will rise in coming years and that this will have negative effect on fisheries.5

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1http://www.encapafrica.org/documents/biofor/Climate%20Change%20Assessment_Ghana_%20FINAL.pdf
2-5 Ibid
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Ghana News

Myjoyonline.com 
"Sika" or "Jw3t33" are very popular terms used to caption money or riches in many Ashanti or Akan parts of Ghana. A rich person, known as "sikanyin" in twi represents someone who has amassed so much wealth that he/she stands out in community or the ... See more..
NPR 
They competed in the first World Smarts STEM Challenge. We got to know the team that worked on a water purifier using neem leaves and ... cilantro. See more..
Myjoyonline.com 
It is disturbing Ghana is currently recording 640 new cases per year in a new form of tuberculosis cases. That's according to the Chairman for the Wealth Health Organization Child Tuberculosis Task force, Dr. Anthony Enimil who describes it as dangerous. See more..
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Ghana News Agency 
Accra, March 24, GNA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Friday applauded the growing interest of French companies in Ghana, giving the assurance that the country was ready to protect their investments and that of other nations. “The growing ... See more..
Graphic Online 
Gariba Sani, who captained the Ghana team, was the toast of the day with his two goals that gave the hosts the morale-boosting win in a game that saw Nigeria dominating, nonetheless. As a reward for their victory, the Black Skates took home a giant ... See more..
Citifmonline 
According to the report, women in the Ashanti region, demand the highest minimum wage per month. The survey, which adopts the relaxed definition of unemployment in Ghana, puts Ghana's unemployment rate at 11.9 percent as at 2015. It noted that, on the ... See more..
Goal.com 
He then led Hearts of Oak to victory in 2002, eight years before achieving another incredible feat. In 2010, Addo became the first man in the history of Ghana football to guide a newly-promoted side to win the topflight. He did so with Aduana Stars. He ... See more..
Citifmonline 
Over the last two days, my colleagues and I on the Citi Breakfast Show have been raging about the filthy towns and cities. We were stunned to learn the World Bank was considering cutting aid to Ghana over our sanitation challenges. According to the ... See more..
Ghana News Agency 
Accra, March 24, GNA – Ghana on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with South Africa, to help the country better manage its environment and natural resources in the face of numerous environmental challenges facing Ghana. The MOU ... See more..
Ghana News Agency 
Commenting on Ghana's election to the Vice Chair position, the General Manager of Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GCNet), Mr Alwin Hoegerle, said: “GCNet is pleased to have been recognised in this massive manner having been a founding ... See more..
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Geography

Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo
Area

Total 238,533 sq km
Land 227,533 sq km
Water 11,000 sq km

Climate

tropical; warm and comparatively dry along southeast coast; hot and humid in southwest; hot and dry in north ;
Natural Resources

gold, timber, industrial diamonds, bauxite, manganese, fish, rubber, hydropower, petroleum, silver, salt, limestone ;
Natural Hazards

dry, dusty, northeastern harmattan winds from January to March; droughts
Current Environmental Issues

recurrent drought in north severely affects agricultural activities; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; poaching and habitat destruction threatens wildlife populations; water pollution; inadequate supplies of potable water ;

Demographics

Nationality
Ghanaian
Population
25,199,609 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Ghana's economy has been strengthened by a quarter century of relatively sound management, a competitive business environment, and sustained reductions in poverty levels. Ghana is well endowed with natural resources and agriculture accounts for roughly one-quarter of GDP and employs more than half of the workforce, mainly small landholders. The services sector accounts for 50% of GDP. Gold and cocoa production and individual remittances are major sources of foreign exchange. Oil production at Ghana's offshore Jubilee field began in mid-December, 2010, and is expected to boost economic growth. President MAHAMA faces challenges in managing new oil revenue while maintaining fiscal ...See More discipline and resisting debt accumulation. Estimated oil reserves have jumped to almost 700 million barrels. Ghana signed a Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact in 2006, which aims to assist in transforming Ghana''s agricultural sector. Ghana opted for debt relief under the Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) program in 2002, and is also benefiting from the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative that took effect in 2006. In 2009 Ghana signed a three-year Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility with the IMF to improve macroeconomic stability, private sector competitiveness, human resource development, and good governance and civic responsibility. Sound macro-economic management along with higher prices for oil, gold and, cocoa helped sustain high GDP growth in 2008-12, despite the general slowdown in the global economy during that same time period. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$83.74 billion (2012 est.); $78.28 billion (2011 est.); $68.43 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

18.1% of GDP (2012 est.); 17.5% of GDP (2011 est.); 17.2% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

cocoa, rice, cassava (manioc), peanuts, corn, shea nuts, bananas; timber
Industries

mining, lumbering, light manufacturing, aluminum smelting, food processing, cement, small commercial ship building