Resource List-Planting for Food and Jobs Campaign

Below are listed resources available on the Government of Ghana (GoG) Agricultural modernisation campaign dubbed: Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ). We will continue to update the resource list when data/information is available to us: PFJ-Commencement of Fertilizer Subsidy Programme_Agricinghana PFJ-Draft WorkPlan_Agricinghana PFJ-Fertilizer Subsidy Programme_ Information for Stakeholders_Agricinghana     Further information? Email us: Editor@agricinghana.com Call the Farmer Helpline: 0500000996 Read more →

Government mitigates risks of agriculture-based lenders

The government is designing a new lending mechanism that will help increase finance to lending institutions for uplending to agricultural-based businesses, a Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Mr George Oduro, has said. Known as the ‘Ghana Incentive Based Risk Sharing Agricultural Lending’ (GIBRSAL), the scheme will, among other things provide guaranteed financing and also provide advisory services to banks… Read more →

Drone Technology for Agriculture in Ghana: Giving Farms a Bird-Eye View

The emergence of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), popularly known as drones, in recent years has provided new opportunities to obtain timely high spatial resolution images over crop fields at a reasonable cost. Drone technology is used to provide in-depth details of growing crops on farms, in a far more cost effective and efficient manner than traditional approaches of crop inspection.… Read more →

AgriPolicy Brown Bag: An Interactive Policy Session on Planting for Food and Jobs in Ghana

USAID/Ghana Feed the Future Agriculture Policy Support Project (APSP), uniquely working with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), has organised an interactive workshop at Accra City Hotel (formerly Novotel) to discuss the Government’s Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) policy program. The workshop had a onerous objective to influence specific policy areas of MoFA and enhance one of the… Read more →

Geodata for Agriculture and Water: Syecomp’s Satellite-Based Information Services

Water security is fundamental for building resilience in agroecologies and farming communities, and for contributing to food security, human well-being, and sustainable development in low- and middle-income countries. Under increasing pressure, agricultural systems have to produce more food and other products on less land, with less water and fertilizer, while also ensuring lower greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, this needs to… Read more →

Consultancy: Communications Advocacy and Knowledge sharing consultant

SHORT TERM TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE Advert for Communications Advocacy and Knowledge sharing consultant Chemonics International Inc. is implementing a 5-year USAID/Ghana Feed the Future Agriculture Policy Support (Ghana FtF-APS) Project. The Ghana FtF-APS project aims to increase the capacity of the government of Ghana, the private sector, and civil society organisations in evidence-based policy formation, implementation, research and advocacy and in… Read more →

Recruitment of Programme Staff-MIS/M&E Officer-GASIP

Reports to: Senior Policy and M&E Manager Role: The MIS/M&E Officer will support the Senior Policy and M&E Manager in guiding the overall M&E strategy and implementation of related activities within the Programme and via partners, plus providing timely and relevant information to project stakeholders. This entails close communication with all involved in MIS design and coordination: core Programme and… Read more →

Recruitment of Programme Staff-Climate Change Adaptation Officer-GASIP

Reports to: Climate Change Adaptation Manager Directly Coordinates: Consultants Role: The Climate Change Adaptation Officer will support the mainstreaming and development of  environmental management and climate change adaptation best practices across selected agricultural value chains. This will include the design, evaluation and scaling up of frameworks, strategies, tools and awareness raising and capacity building. Specific Tasks: • Act as a… Read more →