Tag: USAID/APSP

National Seed Trade Association of Ghana (NASTAG) is Officially Launched!

Accra, GHANA: On August 24, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA)  and other development partners under Feed the Future-the United States government’s global hunger and food security initiative, launched the National Seed Trade Association of Ghana (NASTAG), a partnership between value chain actors in the seed industry. At the event,… Read more →

Press Release: USAID Encourages Evidence-based Policy to Boost Agricultural Productivity

August 15, 2017 USAID Encourages Evidence-based Policy to Boost Agricultural Productivity Accra, GHANA– The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future Initiative hosted a summit on agriculture policy to share research on evidence-based policy recommendations with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, other government agencies, development partners,research institutions, and the private sector on… Read more →

NASTAG holds Sensitization on Seed Sector Reform Documents for Stakeholders

The National Seed Trade Association (NASTAG) in collaboration with the Central Regional Offices of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) and the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) held a sensitization meeting on the seed sector reform documents (the National Seed Policy and its implementation strategy, the National Seed Plan) for 62 public and private sector seed stakeholders at… 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 →

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 →

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 →

Industry-Relevant Technical and Vocational Education for Ghanaian Youth to Improve Agricultural Productivity

The promotion of education, training and decent work to address the increasing unemployment among Ghanaian youth is very much on the radar of development agencies, the Government of Ghana and educational institutions. Relevant training and employment needs and opportunities, which can improve on, and off-farm income generation for young women and men is essential to addressing the knowledge and skills… Read more →

Youth Exploring Warehouse Receipt Financing and Market Potentials in Ghana

Financing solutions tailored to specific parts of the value chain are vital to improve farmers’ access to finance. Warehouse receipt financing provides one such tool. It enables the post-harvest part of the chain to work more efficiently, while farmers who can access warehouse receipt finance have more flexibility in the timing of their sales. Farmers in Ghana face significant obstacles… Read more →

Technical Constraints in the National Youth Policy for Inclusive Participation of Youth in Agriculture

Government of Ghana in pursuance of its investment in the youth launched the National Youth Policy in August 2010 on the theme, “Towards an Empowered Youth, Impacting positively on national development.’’ A lot of significant milestones including the ratification of the African Youth Charter as well as the acceptance of the incorporation of a ‘’youth clause’’ into the national constitution… Read more →

Promising Strategies to Address the Localised Needs of Rural Young Female Farmers

Reducing the challenges for youth especially young women farmers will require a need for further investment in the agriculture sector to allow them to take advantage of the new and emerging market structures and to have access to the latest in agricultural technology and livestock production systems. Women are the most important actors in the agricultural value chain which begins… Read more →