Category: Projects in Ghana

Ghana Receives Landmark Approval from Carbon Fund

With Support From Winrock, Ghana Is Now Eligible To Receive Payments For Reducing Forest Emissions September 26, 2017 – Winrock International contributed significantly to the development of Ghana’s Emission Reduction Program which has become part of the portfolio of the Carbon Fund of the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, making it eligible to receive performance-based payments for reducing emissions… Read more →

GhanaVeg begins trials of eight varieties of onion cultivars

  GhanaVeg, an initiative of The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, has commenced trials of eight varieties of onions. The trial is to ascertain the performance of onion cultivars in two different seasons in three zones of Ghana namely Northern, Middle and Southern Zones. The varieties included two known varieties namely Bawku Red, Red Creole and six hybrid… Read more →

mfarmPay®: propelling unbanked and underserved smallholder farmers in Ghana

Smallholder farmers in predominantly rural farming communities in Ghana face the challenge in finding the money they need to hire farm labourers, purchase fertilisers, seeds, and basic farm equipment to enable them increase crop yield. Financial institutions are often reluctant to serve smallholder farmers and associated farmer based organisations given their usually small loan sizes and high costs typical of… Read more →

Tractor operators, managers and technicians trained on best practices at Adidome

  The Agriculture Engineering Services Director, Mr. Amatus K.B. Deyang, has called for the proper management of farm equipment to boost agriculture production. According to him, the frequent breakdown of agricultural equipment on plantations due to improper handling was increasing cost in the industry. That, he said , was also impeding efforts towards increasing food production and poverty alleviation. Mr.… Read more →

Ruminant Livestock Production as a Business Enterprise in the Upper East Region

The Northern Savanna Ecological Zone (NSEZ) made up of northern, upper east and upper west regions of Ghana offers an ideal and conducive environment for ruminant livestock production. Ruminant livestock are animals with a four-chambered stomach, capable of converting roughages, forages, and agro-by products into products such as meat and milk for human consumption. These animals include sheep, goats, and… Read more →

Density Map of Agri Input Dealers in Ghana

Our partner organisation, Syecomp, has developed heat (density) map showing agri input dealer distribution in Ghana. Ashanti Region has the highest concentration of agri-input dealers in Ghana. Isn’t it beautiful? Interested in knowing more about agri- input dealer locations and the locations of other agribusiness actors in Ghana  such as Tractor Service Providers, Food Processors, Soil Suitability Profile, etc?, then… Read more →

New US $280 Million Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa Launched

Four prominent organizations supporting African agriculture join forces in an innovative strategic partnership to increase incomes and improve the food security of 30 million smallholder farm households in at least 11 African countries by 2021. Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 5 September 2017 – The multi-million dollar Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (PIATA) was launched today at the 2017 African… Read more →

President Akufo-Addo to Launch One District One Factory Policy

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will on Friday 25th August, 2017 at 1pm launch his government’s flagship policy popularly termed ”One District One Factory” at Ekumfi in the Central Region. The program will be the formal launch of the implementation of the One District One Factory policy in fulfillment of a pledge by President Akufo-Addo to see the actualization… Read more →

Press Release: USAID Encourages Evidence-based Policy to Boost Agricultural Productivity

August 15, 2017 USAID Encourages Evidence-based Policy to Boost Agricultural Productivity Accra, GHANA– The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future Initiative hosted a summit on agriculture policy to share research on evidence-based policy recommendations with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, other government agencies, development partners,research institutions, and the private sector on… Read more →