Towards a More Resilient Agri-food System in Ghana Post COVID-19

Ghana’s food system was in crisis long before the arrival of Covid-19 in 2020. The country’s largely smallholder-led, rain-fed farming system was already unable to produce enough to feed the population. In recognition of this reality, the government developed the Planting for Food and Jobs programme to support the growth and sustainability of the food system through more effective production. We examined how the pre-COVID-19 stresses in the agri-food system have interacted with the fallouts of the pandemic to reshape relationships among the key state and non-state actors and interest groups, and the implications for the agri-food system as a whole.