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FIELD UPDATE – GHANA AGRICULTURAL MARKETS: Ghana Commodity Exchange Market Council Stakeholder Meeting

On the 2nd of July 2019, the Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX) held a Market Council meeting to introduce sorghum into the exchange. As part of the meeting, members of the stake holding public (some farmers, traders, reps from Guinness Ghana Ltd – the largest buyer of Sorghum in Ghana – exporters, the Ghana Standards Authority, and members of my research institute – CTED) were taken through the processes required to access the exchange as a sorghum buyer or seller.

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FIELD UPDATE – GHANA AGRICULTURAL MARKETS: My Meeting at the Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX) on July 1st, 2019

On July 1, 2019, I met with my research collaborator Professor Chris Udry, a great development economist at Northwestern University; Dr. Kadri Alfah, the Chief Executive Officer for the newly created Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX) who set up the exchange in record time with his team; and a friend/supporter of my research on Ghana’s agricultural markets. After a very productive meeting, we are all looking forward to seeing impact from GCX. We are working on it. Stay tuned!

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Ghana Commodities Exchange (GCX) Launches in Accra

On November 6, 2018, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo rang the opening bell on the trading floor of the Ghana Commodities Exchange (GCX) to commence trading. After several years of planning and research, the opening unlocks economic opportunities for smallholder farmers across the country…

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Is There a Separate Economics for Africa?

On my mind today, perhaps because I am doing some proposal writing, is something that has been nagging me for years, and perhaps explains a lot of the economics I do. Is there a separate economic theory for poor, different from the rich?

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