Incentives for Banks to Lend to Agribusinesses-GIRSAL

In the wake of global efforts to improve financing for agriculture, the Bank of Ghana in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, and the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is designing the Ghana Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (GIRSAL) programme. The goal of this instrument is to reduce the perceived risk of agriculture financing and… Read more →

Need for sustainable intensification on available farmlands

Continued population growth, rapidly changing consumption patterns and the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation are driving limited resources of food, energy, water and materials towards critical thresholds worldwide. Ghana is thus being advised to intensify efforts to get the maximum yields from existing farmlands under the Planting for Food and Jobs Programme (PFJ). Unrestricted cultivation of new lands would… Read more →

EOI: Village Savings and Loans Association Consultancy

ACDI/VOCA is implementing the USAID-funded Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE) Project. ADVANCE aims at increasing the competitiveness of the maize, rice and soya valuechains, through increasing agricultural productivity, improving access to market and trade and enhancing local capacities. The project also contributes to the US Government’s Feed the Future Initiative of reducing global hunger and food security. The… Read more →

Companies enriching farms in Ghana with weather information

Every stage of the farming cycle is dependent on weather, so farmers need forecasts to manage their daily/seasonal activities. Every year, disasters caused by climate extremities such as severe storms, floods, heat waves and droughts lead to significant losses of life and socioeconomic activities. These disasters can significantly compromise development and growth, particularly in countries with the least capacity to… Read more →

Job Openings at Winrock International for an Upcoming Project

Position Announcement Agriculture Production & Marketing Experts Winrock International works with people around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners. Winrock is recruiting for agriculture production, marketing and investment experts for an anticipated… Read more →

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 →

Chief of Party: USAID/West Africa ASSESS Project

USAID/West Africa Analytical Support Services and Evaluations for Sustainable Systems in Agriculture, Environment, and Trade (ASSESS) project is seeking candidates for Chief of Party (COP). The project is based in Accra, Ghana and covers West Africa countries receiving funding from United States Agency for International Development, West Africa Regional Economic Growth Office (USAID/WA/REGO). The ASSESS project provides programme evaluations and… Read more →

AgPress® Newswire-Agricultural News Broadcasting

Accra, Ghana: Introducing AgPress® Newswire, a strategic communication channel for press releases and newsworthy information from key value chain actors. These include Agricultural Development Projects, Input Companies, Financial Institutions, Agribusiness Investors, Agribusinesses, Farmer-Based Organisations (FBOs), Farmer-Based Co-operatives (FBCs), and Government Agencies. AgPress® Newswire is a unique service of Agricinghana Media to boost your project communication giving you a greater Return… Read more →

Vacancy: Consultant Agronomist for World Vegetable Centre

The World Vegetable Centre (WorldVeg) is a non-profit, autonomous international agricultural research centre with headquarters in Taiwan and regional offices around the globe. WorldVeg conducts research and development programmes that contribute to improved incomes and diets in the developing world through increased production and consumption of nutritious and health-promoting vegetables. WorldVeg’s Regional Office for West and Central Africa (WCA)-Coastal and… Read more →