The community

The Community of Agbokpa, Ghana


Our group is working with the Agbokpa village in Ghana. Agbokpa lies in Southern Ghana along the left-most finger of Lake Volta. The village is fairly remote and is unable to be found on mapping systems by its name alone. The coordinates of its location are 6.815140, -0.624489.
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Source: Google Maps. (n.d.). Retrieved November 3, 2015.

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Source: Google Maps. (n.d.). Retrieved November 3, 2015.

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Source: Google Maps. (n.d.). Retrieved November 3, 2015.

Upon a simple google search of Agbokpa[kope], only 5 results come up on google. All 5 sources are related to work done by the Africa Atlantic Franchise Farms. Africa Atlantic Franchise Farms (ATTP) is a “Ghanaian-registered company growing corn (maize) and testing other crops in the Afram Plains region of Ghana on the shoreline of Lake Volta”. Their company gathered more information about the “off-the-grid” communities that they wished to begin farming in. They have publicly released their information which stands as the main source of knowledge for our group about the community we are working with: Agbokpa. Agbokpa (or Agbokpakope as it is referred to in the survey) participated in a survey sent out by the ATTP; the results included below help to paint a better picture of what community life is like in Agbokpa, Ghana.

All the information below comes from the Africa Atlantic Franchise Farms “SIA Draft Report” and “Appendices”

“The study was conducted in eight (8) communities namely; Adzadukope, Aframso, Agbokpakope, Ahiatrogakope, Akumanikope, Everydaykope, Georgekope, and Kwameboi from the Kwahu North District. These communities fall within the 5km radius and are likely to experience the greatest socio-economic impact such employment creation, increase in income levels etc as discussed in chapter eight (8)
In all, there were more males (72.1%) captured as compared to females (27.9%) in the project in the project area. The community with the highest respondents was Aframso (28.33%) followed by Agbokpakope (21.5%) [our community of interest], Everydaykope (12.3%) and Kwameboi (11.4%). The community with the least respondents was Adzadukope (3.2%). Details of the respondents’ communities are depicted in the tables below.”


The villagers live in huts with thatched roofs.

Very few have galvanized iron/aluminum sheets to use for roofing.The main mode of transportation is by boat.

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A majority of the respondents from Agbokpakope were male. Very few were women.
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The villagers of Agbokpakope are made up of settlers that fish and farm crops.
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Most households have males as the head. Some have women for the head of house.
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A high percentage of villagers have little to no formal education.

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Most of the villagers have christian religious beliefs.
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Crop land is usually 1-5 Acres.

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Most villagers consume and then sell their crops.