Ghana Requires Holistic Agriculture Strategy – Edward Effah

Edward Effah, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fidelity Bank, has called for a comprehensive agricultural master plan to improve agribusiness in the country. According to him, the lack of an agricultural master plan had hampered the continuous growth of the sector. Mr. Effah, who made this known at the 2015 Agribusiness Investment…

New AGRA Project Targets 10,000 Smallholder Farmers in Ghana

Over ten thousand smallholder farmers, mostly women and youth, are set to benefit from an Enhanced Integrated Soil Fertility Management (EISFERM) project being funded by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), and implemented by the Tumu Deanery Rural Integration Development Programme (TUDRIDEP). The project targets smallholder farmers from very deprived households in…

Solidaridad Supports Oil Palm Farmers

Solidaridad – West Africa, an International Non-Governmental Organisation, is assisting oil palm farmers in the country on how to improve upon their farms for maximum profitability through financial and technical support. The support which is under the Sustainable West Africa Oil Palm Programme (SWAPP) is funded by the Dutch Government. Interacting with the Daily Graphic…

IMF Mission Reaches Staff-Level Agreement with Ghana on an Extended Credit Facility Arrangement

A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Joel Toujas-Bernaté, visited Accra during February 19−26, 2015 to discuss the authorities’ economic and financial program and possible financial support by the IMF. The mission reached staff-level agreement with the authorities, subject to approval by IMF Management and the Executive Board, on an economic program…

Embarking on an Agribusiness Entrepreneurial Journey in Ghana? Explore these Value Chain Opportunities

I’ve received several requests from fellow young persons with regards which commodity value chains to explore in Ghana when deciding to embark on their agribusiness entrepreneurial journeys. In this post I’ve provided a brief overview of six value chains with potential for expansion, rural poverty reduction, and job creation. The brief covers cassava (gari), maize,…