The census collected information on the number of households as well as individuals engaged in agricultural activities namely; crop farming, tree planting, fish farming or animal rearing. This chapter presents information on households involved in agricultural activities, types of farm activities practised and distribution of livestock and livestock keepers in the Amenfi Central District.
Household in Agriculture
Table 7.1 presents information on household agricultural activities and locality of residence. The Table shows that 12,118 households in the district are engaged in agriculture. Out of this, a higher number (11,982) is engaged in crop farming as compared to those engaged in livestock rearing (4,090) and tree planting (47). There are 20 households engaged in fish farming. It must be noted that some households are engaged in more than one agricultural activity.
Types of Agricultural Activities
As expected, a majority (93.5%) of the agricultural households are in the rural communities compared to the urban communities (6.5%). Similarly, a far higher proportion of crop and tree planting agriculture is practised in the rural (93.8% and 97.9% respectively) than in the urban (6.5% and 2.1% respectively) areas. The same is true for livestock rearing as well as fish farming which is completely a rural activity in the district
Types of Livestock and other Animals reared
Table 7.2 shows the distribution of livestock and livestock keepers in the district. The Table indicates that out of 124,476 livestock, nearly two-thirds (66.4%) are chicken, followed by sheep (11.7%), goat (9.2%) and fish (3.7%). Chicken keepers are more than half (55.1%) of the population involved in animal rearing, followed by sheep (19.1%) and goat (16.4%). There is nobody engaged in bee keeping in the district. However, fish has the highest average animal per keeper (256), followed by snail (85) and cattle (77).
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