Tag: agricinghana

Financing for Agribusinesses in Ghana: Explore Matching Grant from GASIP

The Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP) has a financing component accessible by qualified Ghanaian agribusinesses. It is a Matching Grant (MG), which is essentially a challenge mechanism. The grant, however, is governed by strict criteria and only for pre-determined physical assets (or types of assets). The grantee (agribusiness) avails at least 10% in cash toward the asset and then… Read more →

USAID Enriches MoFA Staff Capacities in Agricultural Projects and Policy Research

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) organized a 3-week capacity building workshop for staff from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) in project planning, policy cycle and policy planning, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and policy analysis. The workshop was held at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER)-University of Ghana from April 18-May 24 2017.… Read more →

JOB OPPORTUNITY: National Long-Term Expert-Maize

For the Green Innovation Center (GIC) Programme of the German Government IN COLLABORATION with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Agriculture and Finance Consultants (AFC), and CDC Consult working to improve the livelihood of smallholder farmers in the rice and maize value chains in Ghana; Within the framework of the Green Innovation Centre (GIC) project, are looking for: National… 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 →

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 →