1. Agriculture & Forestry
At least 1,463,340 hectares ie about 60% of the Regional surface area are considered arable and about 1,181,788 hectares ie 81% are cultivated.
Industrial Crops: Cocoa, Oil Palm, Tobacco Leaf, BastFibre, Cotton, Citrus (Orange Lime, Lemon) Cashew and Coffee.
Food crops: grains (maize, rice cowpeas, soyabeans, groundnuts)
Fruits-banana, pineapple, pawpaw
Root tuber-yam, cassava, cocoyam and Irish potatoes
Vegetables and spice- ginger, onions, tomatoes, shallots, pepper, okoro and black pepper
Forest resources: the region’s high forest is rich in trees of high commercial value. A sizeable quantity of bamboo and grow wildly in the forest belt.
The region has also in stock cattle, sheep, goats and pigs.
- Micro and Small scale manufacture. - blacksmithery, food processing, cloth weaving and wood processing
- Large scale – brewery including soft drinks
a. Gold - Obuase, KonogoOdumasi, Mpatuom belt, Tepa(Abonsuaso) etc.
b. Bauxite - Nyinahin
c. Managanese - Odumasinear Konongo (has estimated reserve of 1,706,126 metric
d. Limestone - Afrantwo and Ejura
e. Silica Sand - Boadwesango has 1 million cubic metres of good quality sand
f. Iron - top of Obuom mountain range
- Afari - 2,055,900 metric tonnes (mt)
- Wamasi - 164, 570 9 (mt)
- Kasi - 1,086, 993 (mt)
- Sisai - 113, 400 (mt)
- Kokobriko - 21, 061 (mt)
- Dichem Valley - 81, 000 (mt)
- Aboabo - 162, 017 (mt)
- DichemAprapong Road - 162, 017 (mt)
- Satang No. 1 - 32, 400 (mt)
- Satang No. 2 - 162, 017 (mt)
- Mfensi - 396, 900 (mt)
- Subin Valley - 162, 900 (mt)
- Asokwa - 33,865,955 (mt)
- Gyankobaa -139, 999 (mt)
- Ahantawsu - 100, 560 (mt)
- Awrenfena - 268, 801 (mt)
h. Quarrying - Ashanti has big quarries operated by GHA Consar. And some private
Performed by those in educational, health financial/insurance institutions telecommunication tourism and other allied and related agencies.
- Car Repairs
Suame Magazine specializers in car repairsie mechanical, electrical and car body building including manufacture of simple tools and spares.
Two big markets- KejetiaCentral Market and Asafo Market are heavily patronized by people within the sub-region. AnlogaTimber Market also specializes in carpentry works.