Ghana From the Tree Tops

Ghana has long held a special meaning for the African American diaspora. For many “roots tourism” is a rite of passage. But in the early 90s, the West African country began to expand its tourist offerings beyond the historic “Slave Coast,” opening attractions that feature the country’s rich natural bounty. The USAID-supported Kakum canopy ropewalk was one such experiment. FrontLines editor Kelly Ramundo travelled to Ghana in May 2013 to document the nexus between tourism, food security and the country’s recent economic transformation.