Ghana National Workshop on the Agriculture and Nutrition Nexus

Food and nutrition security (FNS) is high on the global policy agenda and is of special significance for the African, Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) region. Several pathways have been identified for achieving the desired FNS outcomes which include; policy harmonization, political will, multidisciplinary research, technological and social innovation, multi-sectoral cooperation and collaboration, capacity building… Read More

Zonal Value Chain Specialist

Company: Ministry of Food & Agriculture (MoFA) Category: Project Development / Management Posted:  November 16, 2015 Expires: November 24, 2015 Location: Kumasi,Tamale and Dodowa Industry: Public Sector Education: First Degree Experience: 7 years Description • Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP) intends to recruit 3 qualified Zonal Value Chain Specialist (VCSs) in order to ensure the… Read More

Ghana Celebrates National Rice Festival

The Ghana National Rice Festival, which aims to promote the consumption and development of the rice industry in Ghana, will be celebrated in Accra in November, this year. The two-day festival, the second in a series, scheduled for the 13th and 14th of November, forms part of activities by the Ghana Rice Inter-Professional Body (GRIB)… Read More

Learning Note 4: Engaging Farmers to Address Climate Change in Ghana’s Agricultural Sector

Farmers will have to adapt to the changing climate conditions to safeguard their livelihoods. One of the project initiatives at Syecomp Ghana Ltd aims to promote existing and new methods for adaptation to climate change and to introduce mitigation measures within the context of sustainable farming. However, when it comes to engaging smallholder farmers in… Read More

Learning Note 3: Relevance of Agroclimatic Information

Climate change has a major impact on agriculture. However, it also produces 15 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions and thus contributes to global warming. Temperature increases, changes in precipitation, more frequent floods and droughts, and rising sea levels all affect agricultural systems and production. In the subtropical and tropical regions in many developing countries,… Read More

Ecobank Increases Lending to Agricultural Sector In Ghana

Ecobank says it is increasing investment in the agriculture sector, although many financial companies sideline the sector. Despite employing majority of the country’s workforce, many banks and financial institutions hold that lending to the sector is risky. Ecobank’s Head of Small and Medium Enterprises Department Abdulai Abdul Rahman said the bank’s engagement with farmers in the… Read More

Learning Note 2-Project Impact Measurement

One of the critical challenges with implementing impact-oriented projects is developing a matrix to evaluate project results and measuring impact. At Syecomp Ghana Ltd, we believe critical success factors in delivering results include stakeholder participation, active inclusion of direct project constituents, and activity/service continuity. In our implementation of the CTA-funded proof of concept project on Geospatial… Read More

Syecomp Farm GPS Data Capture Activities

Syecomp Ghana Ltd recently had had their project staff on the field capturing farm data from pineapple,mango and vegetable farmers in Volta and Eastern Region of Ghana. This is part of the company’s project activities in the deployment of Geospatial Technologies and Agroclimatic Information Services for Smallholder Farmers in Ghana-Proof of Concept phase. The project team… Read More

Agricultural Extension Policy Review Forum Held in Accra

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), in collaboration with the Modernizing Extension and Advisory Services (MEAS) Project and the USAID/Ghana Feed the Future Agriculture Policy Support Project (APSP), has held a two day Agricultural Extension policy review forum in Accra. The Forum created a platform for stakeholders from the public, private and civil society… Read More

Fisheries Management Workshop Ends

Participants at a day’s workshop on Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SEMP), have urged government to put in place measures to ban the use of dynamites, light and other dangerous chemical for fishing. The participants included fishermen, fishmongers, heads of department, former Assembly Members, the Clergy, Non-governmental Organizations working towards the elimination of child labour and… Read More