Brief: Government of Ghana Tree Crops Development Authority

The Government of Ghana in a quest to develop the tree crop subsector, formulated the Tree Crop Policy in 2012. The policy seeks to explore opportunities in the sector and open it up for investors.  

The government on the 28th day of December 2019 established the Tree Crops Development Authority (TCDA) as a body corporate with perpetual succession to regulate and develop in a sustainable environment; production, processing, and trading of six Tree Crops in Ghana (Cashew, Shea, Mango, Coconut, rubber, and oil palm). 

The TCDA is governed by a 29-member Board of Directors with 24 selected from the private sector. The government has since October 2020 appointed the Management of the Authority and put in place the necessary resources and mechanisms to operationalize the TCDA.