Agriculture has for many decades dominated the economy of the country and contributed more than one-third of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The economy of the Kwahu Afram Plains North District is mainly agrarian, with the people engaged in the cultivation of food crops (grains such as millet, sorghum and maize; roots and tubers, particularly yams and legumes, including groundnuts and beans).
The 2010 population and housing census classified agricultural household as one that engages generally in agricultural activities or at least one of its members engages in agricultural production even if not earning from agricultural activity alone. Households in the district are also actively engaged in rearing livestock, including cattle and small ruminants. This chapter describes the type of agricultural activities households in the Kwahu Afram Plains North District are engaged in
Households in Agriculture
Table 7.1 shows that a total of 15,085 representing 72.0 percent of the household’s population are engaged in agricultural activities. However, for the urban households, 55.9 percent were engaged in agriculture compared to 75.4 percent of the rural households’ population.
Table 7.1: Households by agricultural activities and locality
Figure 7.1 shows the percentage distribution of households engaged in agriculture activities in the district. Crop farming (88.5%) and livestock rearing (49.9%) are the dominant agricultural activities by households in the district.
A proportion of 88.5 and 88.7 percent are engaged in crop farming in the rural and urban localities respectively.
The proportion engaged in livestock rearing is 52.6 percent in the urban areas compared to 49.4 percent in the rural areas. Many more households (2.9%) are engaged in Fish farming in the rural areas compared to the urban localities (0.1%). Tree planting (2.9%) and (0.1%) in rural and urban areas respectively is not a known agricultural activity in the district
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