Ghana: Ghana Dry Bean Voluntary 2023
Commercial dry bean production in Ghana is limited to cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), which has two sub-species with commercial value in Ghana; the black-eyed pea, which is the most popularly grown sub-species in Ghana, and the red/dark brown sub-species. Production is concentrated in the northern part of Ghana. Post forecasts marketing year (MY) 2023/24 production at 375,000 metric tons (MT), a marginal increase of two percent from the preceding year’s estimate of 367,687 MT. Harvested area in MY2023/24 has been forecast at 250,000 hectares (HA), two percent increase over the MY2022/23 estimate of 245,000 HA.