Tag: MoFA

MoFA and Aggregators Firm Up Arrangement

Arrangements for the offtake of produce expected to be realized from the Government’s flagship Planting for Food and Jobs(PFJ) are all but complete, the Minister for Food and Agriculture, Hon. Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has indicated. All the necessary processes towards the fulfilment of the pledge to support farmers through the purchasing of their produce from the farm gate have… Read more →

Fall Armyworm Response in Ghana: Stakeholder workshop

Directors and representatives from the various departments of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) linked up with participants from 5 universities and institutes, 6 civil society organisations, 5 information services, 6 key donors, as well as private sector producers and service providers to discuss a national response to the impending invasive fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda). The workshop was organised… Read more →

Public Disclosure Notice: Ghana Commercial Agriculture Project (GCAP)

Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) Ghana Commercial Agriculture Project (GCAP) PUBLIC DISCLOSURE NOTICE The Government of Ghana (GoG) through the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) is implementing the Ghana Commercial Agriculture Project (GCAP) with funding from the World Bank and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project’s Development Objective (DO) is to improve agricultural productivity… Read more →

GH¢157m spent on ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ campaign

Food and Agriculture Minister, Dr. Akoto Owusu Afriyie, has said government has so far expended GH¢157million on the ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ campaign for the major season in the Southern sector and the three Northern regions. According to the Minister, inputs distribution for the minor cropping season in the Southern sector is on-going. “The Ministry is yet to receive… Read more →

Market-Oriented Agriculture Programme (MOAP) new phase launched in Wa

The Market-Oriented Agriculture Programme (MOAP) has been launched in Wa, with the aim of creating an enabling environment for investment in agriculture infrastructure in the North Western part of Ghana. MOAP is a 160 million Euros project  co-financed by the European Union under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) and the German Government. It is being implemented by the Ministry… 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 →

Recruitment of Programme Staff-Value Chain Manager-GASIP

The Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP) which is planned for six years commenced in January 2015 under the responsibility of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA). It builds on the achievement of some on-going and soon-to-complete projects such as Northern Rural Growth Programme (NRGP) and Root and Tuber Improvement and Marketing Programme (RTIMP). GASIP will have a National… Read more →

EU gives 6 SADA projects 160 million euros agriculture support

The EU is supporting government with 160 million euros to boost agriculture in the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) Zone Six. Out of the 160 million euros, 105 million would go into “productive investment for sustainable agriculture development.”   Another 30 million euros would support “resilient agriculture against climate change (REACH)” while the remaining 25 million euros would be invested into… Read more →

Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) to set up Farmers Service Centres in Ghana

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture, (MoFA) has initiated a programme to establish Service Centres for use by farmers nationwide. The multi-purpose centres when completed, will be a one-stop shop for the provision of services such, mechanization, fertilizer distribution, extension services, produce marketing and provision of credit facilities to farmers, among others. The sector minister, Mohammed Muniru Limuna, who disclosed… Read more →