Ghana, like many other developing countries, has over the years been confronted with the challenge of unemployment. As a result, a number of initiatives have been taken to harness the potential of agriculture to absorb significant portions of the ever growing labour force. Indeed, the sector

has become one of the obvious places to look for solutions to the crisis in youth unemployment and under employment. However, the Sixth Round of the Ghana Living Standards Survey (GLSS 6) indicates that the key role of agriculture in total employment has been in significant decline. The proportion of the active population (15 years and older) working in the sector has fallen from 55 percent in 2005/2006 to 45 percent in 2012/2013.