Crop farming is the major occupation in the rural areas of Ghana. Aside from the coastal rural areas, most people in villages and small towns engage in farming. Even the laziest man in a village can boast of a piece of farmland if not an acre. While only a handful of people can boast of commercial farming, many settlers in rural areas have at least an acre of the farm for themselves. Farming might not look attractive when viewing it on a small scale
One can argue about low productivity and loss of interest in farming even though some farmers are adopting new ways of farming. Many factors are contributing to all these problems associated with farming. Even with that some people still find small scale farming attractive. Peasant farming is still the means to survive when it comes to certain communities.
Many lives depend on these small scale farmers for their survival. Local Farmers will sell excess produce in the market because Commercial Growers are mostly into export. Many farmers have put on a wild smile as the rain pattern this year will favour their activities.
Many have cleared their farms and started planting due to the assurance that there will be enough rain for production. There have been different levels of agriculture production in Ghana due to the rainfall pattern. It rises and falls based on the condition necessary for planting.
All things being equal, everyone expects a better harvest this year. This could solve some of the issues the pandemic have left us with.
Having a better harvest should wipe away the larger part of financial difficulties in rural areas and the long run help stabilize the economy at large.