Category: Projects in Ghana

Call for Data Capture Assistants: Ghana Census of Agriculture (GCA)

Ghana Census of Agriculture (GCA) Ghana Statistical Service Ministry of Food and Agriculture Job Opportunity: Data Collection Assistants The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) is in the process of conducting the Ghana Census of Agriculture (GCA) 2016-2019 The Census of Agriculture is a statistical operation that covers the country and allows… Read more →

Call for Concept Notes: Ghana Poultry Project funded by USDA

ANNUAL PROGRAM STATEMENT (APS) GHANA POULTRY PROJECT FUNDED BY USDA Ghana Poultry Project (GPP) is seeking concept notes to implement capacity building activities from agribusiness organizations working in the poultry sector to increase productivity for Ghanaian poultry farmers, add value and increase efficiency in the Ghanaian poultry value chain, and improve quality of Ghanaian poultry products. By supporting these activities… Read more →

Ghana Poultry Project

BACKGROUND NARRATIVE For nearly a decade, the Ghana poultry sector has contracted as a result of intense competition from imported poultry meat and the decreasing profitability of egg production. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), domestically produced broiler meat has fallen from nearly 60 percent of all poultry consumed in Ghana in 2000 to… Read more →

Launch of Youth in Organic Horticulture Production (YouHoP) Program

Gold Fields Ghana (GFG), in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, which is implementing the Employment for Sustainable Development (E4D) in Africa program on behalf of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, is today launching the Youth in Organic Horticulture Production (YouHop) Program. The initiative, being executed through the Gold Fields Ghana Foundation, is… Read more →

MasterCard Foundation supporting Youth Initiatives in Ghana

Global Communities, Solidaridad, and Participatory Development Associates (PDA) announced their partnership today with The MasterCard Foundation on an innovative employment initiative called “Youth Forward” for Ghana. The program assists economically disadvantaged young people to overcome barriers such as lack of formal employment, low levels of education, skills mismatches, and lack of access to credit by improving their ability to find… Read more →

Farmer Helpline Service in Ghana: Dial 0500000996

October 31, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Accra, Ghana – Delivering vital, actionable information to smallholder and commercial farmers in Ghana is essential to improving farm productivity, generating revenue and improving livelihoods especially in rural farming communities. Agriculture in Ghana is increasingly becoming more knowledge-intensive, thus having access to timely, accurate information that is tailored to specific locations and conditions is… Read more →

Industry-Relevant Technical and Vocational Education for Ghanaian Youth to Improve Agricultural Productivity

The promotion of education, training and decent work to address the increasing unemployment among Ghanaian youth is very much on the radar of development agencies, the Government of Ghana and educational institutions. Relevant training and employment needs and opportunities, which can improve on, and off-farm income generation for young women and men is essential to addressing the knowledge and skills… Read more →

Youth Exploring Warehouse Receipt Financing and Market Potentials in Ghana

Financing solutions tailored to specific parts of the value chain are vital to improve farmers’ access to finance. Warehouse receipt financing provides one such tool. It enables the post-harvest part of the chain to work more efficiently, while farmers who can access warehouse receipt finance have more flexibility in the timing of their sales. Farmers in Ghana face significant obstacles… Read more →

Technical Constraints in the National Youth Policy for Inclusive Participation of Youth in Agriculture

Government of Ghana in pursuance of its investment in the youth launched the National Youth Policy in August 2010 on the theme, “Towards an Empowered Youth, Impacting positively on national development.’’ A lot of significant milestones including the ratification of the African Youth Charter as well as the acceptance of the incorporation of a ‘’youth clause’’ into the national constitution… Read more →