Ghana’s Poultry Sector: Limited Data, Conflicting Narratives, Competing Visions

Working Paper
  • Published 12/11/13

This paper analyses the policy context around the Ghana poultry sector with a particular focus on a number of ‘evidence issues’. We identify and probe where there appear to be different or conflicting facts, interpretations, narratives and visions, and consider implications for policy processes in the light of the rhetorical acceptance of evidence-based approaches to policy.

Being explicit about the limitations of evidence-based policy in situations like this can only increase the prospects that poultry policy in Ghana will deliver outcomes that are economically viable, socially just and environmentally sustainable.

This paper has been published as part of our project: A Socio-Technical Analysis of the Livestock Revolution: Innovation Pathways in Poultry Production in Sub-Saharan Africa