Category: Projects in Ghana

Satellite Technology Program Launches to Support Ghana’s Smallholder Cocoa Farmers

  ACCRA-July 19, 2018: SAT4Farming, an initiative to reach thousands of small-scale cocoa producers with information and services to improve their productivity and sustainability, was announced today. It is designed to use digital technology and satellite imagery to create individual Farm Development Plans (FDPs) that guide farmers over a seven-year period. The digital FDPs provide a planning and monitoring tool,… Read more →

Cocoa Platform to Propel Cocoa Production in Ghana

Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) in partnership with institutional actors in the cocoa value chain has created a novel platform, the Ghana Cocoa Platform, to incorporate the activities and views of all stakeholders in the production, processing and export of cocoa beans. The platform is also aimed at adding value to the beans before it is exported. The goal of the… Read more →

Training of Agro-Input Dealers in the Northern Region of Ghana

Published by Agricinghana Media The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP), through the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), under the Africa’s Smallholder Inclusive Productivity and Market Access (SIPMA) Project, and in collaboration with the Ghana Agri-Input Dealers’ Association (GAIDA), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Croplife, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate… Read more →

Google AI in Ghana: What it means for Agriculture in Ghana

One word: Exciting! On June 13, 2018 Google announced  its intent to setup Google AI research center in Africa, to be opened in Accra later in the year. They intend bringing together top machine learning researchers and engineers in the new center dedicated to AI research and its applications. Google is aiming to collaborate with local universities and research centers, as well as… Read more →

Farming in Ghana: Land Tenure and Land Use

Land Tenure: Most of the agricultural land in Ghana is under communal ownership. Communal land is controlled by lineage or clan-based land-owning groups and allocated to individuals or households on a usufructuary basis. In most parts of the country, particularly in the northern regions, women generally have difficulties in accessing land except where there is a male guarantor, or where… Read more →

Introducing: Finance Factory (FIFACT)

Why worry about your financial records when you can have access to a reliable accountant at your won convenience? Opportunity for Growth with Finance Factory (FIFACT): ¬ Are you facing challenges in your business? ¬ Are your sales dropping or going down? ¬ Are you struggling to keep your financial records? ¬ Do you need investments to boost your business?… Read more →

Public Disclosure Notice: WAATP in Ghana

Public Disclosure Notice Disseminated by Agricinghana Media Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF) The Government of Ghana, in collaboration with the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) and the World Bank, is undertaking the West Africa Agricultural Transformation Program (WAATP) under the World Bank funding to take forward the unfinished… Read more →

Unfair development practices stiffling growth of Ghana’s agricultural sector

Over the past decade, several exciting international development initiatives have been implemented in Ghana aiming to spur the growth of the agricultural sector. Some of these development projects/programmes are still on-going under new implementation phases and with different implementing firms. Examples of these interventions include: ¬ Market Oriented Agriculture Programme [MOAP (I, II, and III)] ¬ Agricultural Development and Value… Read more →

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA): Spurring Rigorous Agricultural Research Projects in Africa

It is interesting the sort of unique insights generated from rigorous impact studies of agricultural development interventions especially in Africa. Recurrently, development interventions from Governments, Development Agencies and Private Sector actors focusing on deploying and scaling technology innovations and policies in agriculture tend to do so with unapprised data and in-depth assessment of expected (real) impact on project constituents. We… Read more →

Thinking about climate impact on farmers’ productivity in Ghana

Farmers are people on the front line of climate change impacts. The ecosystems on which they rely are increasingly degraded, their access to suitable agricultural land is declining, and their forest resources are increasingly restricted. Many are working on marginal rain fed land, with increased water scarcity. Farmers need accurate and consistent information to support strategic planning and to deliver… Read more →

Job Vacancy: Agronomist at GIZ Integrated Climate Risk Management Project

Job Vacancy-GIZ Technical Advisor: Agronomist Published by: Agricinghana Media Salary Band: 4- Professional: 4T Reports to: ICRM Programme Manager A/ Programme Description Climate change negatively impacts human livelihood and natural systems. Insurance-related approaches are increasingly gaining significance as the financial consequences of weather-related risks need to be reduced. The programme “Promoting Integrated Climate Risk Management and Transfer Approaches” (ICMR) is… Read more →

Ghana Commodity Exchange Pilots Trading Operations

The Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX), a trading platform for physical commodities and futures contracts, under the auspices of the Ministry of Finance, piloted trading operations on the April 24, 2018. The Government of Ghana’s drive to support smallholder farmers, increase value along the agricultural value chain and provide export opportunities for Ghanaian commodities, has led to its investment in GCX,… Read more →

MBC Africa steps-up value chain model with attractive packages for agribusinesses in Ghana

MBC Africa, an agribusiness value chain development organisation building sustainable and competitive Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) has organised a stakeholder consultation workshop on a new extension service model to boost agriculture in Ghana. The Agribusiness Stakeholder Roundtable, held on Monday, April 30 at the Peduase Valley Resort near Aburi purposed to explore design-thinking approaches with key stakeholders from the… Read more →