Akim Oda or Akyem Oda is a town in the Eastern Region of Ghana with a population of about 38,000 people. It is the capital of the Birim Central Municipal district. It lies in hilly country with rain forest vegetation in the Birim River basin. The climate is semiequatorial and wet with significant precipitation during the rainy season from April to June and again in September to November. A dry period is experienced between December to February.
Cocoa is an important part of the economy, including plantations and casual plantings along roadsides. The crop is dried and stored in warehouses for shipment. There are several small palm oil farms to the north of the Birim river, covering about 6,000 hectares. Byproducts from the palm-oil mills are used in soap-making. Bamboo is another useful and fast-growing crop, a strong and inexpensive material used for furniture and construction. The banks of the Birim river are rich in both gold and diamonds, extracted locally through artisanal processes.