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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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Ghana's Currency Tumbles

The value of the Ghanaian cedi has taken a somewhat big hit recently, measuring a decline of 8% against the dollar in January, and continuing in its downward trend with a 1.2 percentage point decline in the past several days…

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No Roads, No Votes

Without a doubt, the people in developing countries are right in emphasizing the importance of roads.  It is for many villages, the very definition of modernity…

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Our CTED operations Ghana

I am just leaving Ghana to New York. We just opened in Accra a building next to the NYU in Accra campus which we will use as the Ghana office of our Center for Technology and Economic Development…

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