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Apply Now! Ghana Agribusiness Essay Contest 2017

  Theme: Inclusive participation of citizenry in agriculture value chain activities and enriching the policy environment. Summary Agricinghana and partner organisations invite professionals, entrepreneurs, students, journalists, and the general public to participate in an opportunity to improve the use of knowledge in Ghana’s agricultural sector. The Ghana Agribusiness Essay contest is an opportunity to help Ghanaians clearly understand the current… Read more →

Financing for Agribusinesses in Ghana: Explore Matching Grant from GASIP

The Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP) has a financing component accessible by qualified Ghanaian agribusinesses. It is a Matching Grant (MG), which is essentially a challenge mechanism. The grant, however, is governed by strict criteria and only for pre-determined physical assets (or types of assets). The grantee (agribusiness) avails at least 10% in cash toward the asset and then… Read more →

Root Capital and The MasterCard Foundation to Increase Incomes for 300,000 Farmers in West Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya, September 8, 2016 Impact investing pioneer Root Capital (www.RootCapital.org) announced today at the African Green Revolution Forum a new partnership with The MasterCard Foundation (www.MastercardFdn.org) that will help raise incomes for over 300,000 smallholder farmers in West Africa. The Foundation has committed $5.2 million to Root Capital over five years to support early-stage agricultural businesses that generate transformational… Read more →

Expression of Interest: Design and Set-up of the Ghana Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending

The Republic of Ghana (Bank of Ghana) Expression of Interest (EOI) Request for Pre-qualification BACKGROUND The Bank of Ghana (BOG), the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) with support of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) are collaborating in the design and set-up of the Ghana Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (GIRSAL) as a vehicle… Read more →

US$113m Agricultural Development Project Launched

A US$113million Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP) to promote and scale-up agricultural value chains in the country has been launched in Tamale. The six-year project funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) – a United Nations Specialised Agency – and implemented by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) is aimed at supporting infrastructure development, technology transfer,… Read more →

Call for proposals: The Rockefeller Foundation Cassava Innovation Challenge

Launched by the Rockefeller Foundation, Dalberg Global Development Advisors, and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, The Rockefeller Foundation Cassava Innovation Challenge will grant up to $1 million dollars to innovators with novel solutions that tackle food loss and spoilage in the cassava value chain. Applications are open until July 8, 2016 at 11:59PM EST Frequently asked questions (FAQs) Challenge… Read more →

USAID Financing Increasing Agricultural Sector Growth in Ghana

USAID-FinGAP is an agribusiness financial facilitation project that helps agribusinesses in the maize, rice and soy value chains in the north of Ghana to access the financing they need for their agribusinesses to grow. USAID-FinGAP works with three key actors to facilitate financing: (i) agribusiness Small, Medium, including Large Enterprises (SMiLEs) in the maize, rice and soy value chains, (ii)… Read more →

Call for Proposals: The Matasa Fellows Network

Application deadline: May 16, 2016 Small grants available for early-career African nationals to produce papers on youth employment and entrepreneurship issues. The MasterCard Foundation and the Institute for Development Studies at Sussex University are calling for proposals for the Matasa Fellows Network. Over the coming year, 10 fellows will produce research papers focused on the broad subject of youth employment and… Read more →