Access to Credit: Close the Gap for Ghanaian Farmers

Farmers have difficulty accessing credit in Ghana, and most do not even have the cash to pay for new seedlings, purchase critical farm inputs or even pay for farm labour services.
The need for innovations, impact solutions, and focused policies to address these critical gap is long overdue.

Scanning the recently released Africa Agriculture Transformation Dashboard 2018 released at the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa Forum (AGRF2018) in Kigali (Rwanda), we realised that essential indicators such as the “access to financial services,  total national input requirements, job opportunities in agriculture for youth and data on number of women in agriculture, Ghana could not supply any data on these.

For us at Agricinghana Media, we can infer Ghana scored zero with regards Farm-level and Social indicators. Ghana, however, scored fairly with regards Policy-Based and Economic indicators.

There’s a real need for Ghana’s policymakers to put in place measures to address the numerous farm-level and social challenges. Our Development Partners (DP) could also do more by limiting the implementation of siloed projects and programmes and implement more collaborative rural impact initiatives with key private sector actors. Agricinghana Media could also help in this direction, albeit, at a fee 🙂

Ghana’s agricultural sector is primed for growth. Lets work smart to address the basic constraints. Our farmers need credit!

Source Credit: Agricinghana Media

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