Tag: Agricultural Value Chains

US$113m Agricultural Development Project Launched

A US$113million Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP) to promote and scale-up agricultural value chains in the country has been launched in Tamale. The six-year project funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) – a United Nations Specialised Agency – and implemented by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) is aimed at supporting infrastructure development, technology transfer,… Read more →

USAID Ghana helps Improve Integration of Youth in Agriculture in Ghana

In a quest to effectively improve youth development in Ghana,USAID (Feed the Future), through the Agricultural Policy Support Programme (APSP) has provided support to a Ghanaian Agricultural Research and geospatial mapping company, Syecomp Ghana Ltd, to implement an advocacy initiative on youth in Agriculture. The research and advocacy activity is geared towards having a dialogue, discussing, debating and contextualising issues with… Read more →

Embarking on an Agribusiness Entrepreneurial Journey in Ghana? Explore these Value Chain Opportunities

I’ve received several requests from fellow young persons with regards which commodity value chains to explore in Ghana when deciding to embark on their agribusiness entrepreneurial journeys. In this post I’ve provided a brief overview of six value chains with potential for expansion, rural poverty reduction, and job creation. The brief covers cassava (gari), maize, irrigated maize, pineapple, sorghum, and… Read more →

Agricultural Value Chains 102

Establishing commodity-based value chains not only empowers farmers to shift from subsistence farming to an entrepreneurial business, it gives them the tools they need to take ownership of the process and build sustainable markets. Market-oriented agriculture encourage farmers to invest in their fields in order to increase yields while decreasing production costs. The input value chain encompasses those involved in… Read more →