Tag: USAID

Beige Foundation Expands Knowledge Bank of Young Agribusiness Entrepreneurs

The Beige Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the Beige Group, in collaboration with Africa Lead has organised a free 5-day training bootcamp for agricultural entrepreneurs (agripreneurs) at the Oak Plaza hotel, Accra. Dubbed the “Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Development Bootcamp 2017”, the program aim to support  youth, women, and entrepreneurs to startup and expand agribusinesses along profitable value chains.… 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 →

New US $280 Million Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa Launched

Four prominent organizations supporting African agriculture join forces in an innovative strategic partnership to increase incomes and improve the food security of 30 million smallholder farm households in at least 11 African countries by 2021. Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 5 September 2017 – The multi-million dollar Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (PIATA) was launched today at the 2017 African… Read more →

Request for Proposals: Tractor Training Services for ADVANCE Project

ACDI/VOCA is implementing the Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE) Project, funded by USAID under the Ghana Feed the Future (FtF) Initiative. The goal of the project is to increase competitiveness of agricultural value chains. The project aims to support 113,000 smallholder farmers through a strategic framework that strengthens incentives for investment, builds local capacity, broadens and catalyzes relationships… Read more →

USAID Agricultural Policy Support Project Trains Civil Society Organisations in Ghana on Gender Statistics

The USAID Ghana Agricultural Policy Support Project (USAID|APSP) has organised a 2-day intensive training workshop from March 1st to 2nd, 2017 in Dodowa.This was organised for close to thirty (30) selected Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Government of Ghana (GoG) staff from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA). The training in, “Gender Statistics”  facilitated by specialists from USAID|APSP is… 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 →

Fisheries Management Workshop Ends

Participants at a day’s workshop on Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SEMP), have urged government to put in place measures to ban the use of dynamites, light and other dangerous chemical for fishing. The participants included fishermen, fishmongers, heads of department, former Assembly Members, the Clergy, Non-governmental Organizations working towards the elimination of child labour and trafficking in the area, and… Read more →

Ghana Requires Holistic Agriculture Strategy – Edward Effah

Edward Effah, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fidelity Bank, has called for a comprehensive agricultural master plan to improve agribusiness in the country. According to him, the lack of an agricultural master plan had hampered the continuous growth of the sector. Mr. Effah, who made this known at the 2015 Agribusiness Investment Summit organized by the USAID… Read more →

USAID invites Concept Papers for New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Food and Security (BFS), Office of Country Strategy and Implementation Support (CSI) is accepting Concept Papers for New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund. Applications can be made for 3-year grant to implement project in one to six New Alliance Countries Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Senegal and Tanzania. It should contribute… Read more →