ActionAid Ghana started operation in the country in 1990, i.e., 33 years after gaining independence from Britain.
Since its independence in the early 90s, over 70 percent of the population depends solely on subsistence farming for survival.
Climate change has also caused severe impacts on food production. Hence, this results in regular food shortages, especially in the northern region.
These occurrences have prompted several NGOs, including ActionAid, to establish a presence in the country to save the situation, and help those who are affected.
It is impressive to see an organization whose total board membership was only about 13—at the time of its establishment—currently working in 57 districts in 11 regions to salvage the situation of over 2 million people living in poverty.
Currently, AAG operates in Greater Accra, Brong Ahafo, Upper East, Northern, Oti, Bono East, Upper West, Volta, Ahafo, and Savannah.