Category: Policies

Public Information: Ghana Census of Agriculture

The Government of Ghana through the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) is conducting Ghana Census of Agriculture in all Communities in Ghana. 1/ All MPs/MMDCEs/Hon. Assembly Members/Ghanaians are to inform members in their various jurisdictions through the Community Information Centres on the program; 2/ The program captures information on all households and structures… Read more →

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA): Spurring Rigorous Agricultural Research Projects in Africa

It is interesting the sort of unique insights generated from rigorous impact studies of agricultural development interventions especially in Africa. Recurrently, development interventions from Governments, Development Agencies and Private Sector actors focusing on deploying and scaling technology innovations and policies in agriculture tend to do so with unapprised data and in-depth assessment of expected (real) impact on project constituents. We… Read more →

Press Release: European Commission acts to ban unfair trade practices in the food supply chain

Brussels, 12 April 2018 The Commission is targeting the most damaging unfair trade practices to grant farmers and small and medium sized businesses greater certainty and less need to manage risks over which they have little or no control. The Commission proposes today to ban the more damaging unfair trading practices in the food supply chain to ensure fairer treat­ment… Read more →

Mr Minister, these technologies already exist (in Ghana)

We read from a recent publication on Ghanaweb where the Minister of State in charge of Agriculture, Dr. Gyiele Nurah stated that the Planting for Foods and Jobs (PFJ) programme will not achieve significant increase in agricultural production without the application of science and technology in the farming system. This is a very insightful statement echoing the need for the farming… Read more →

Ghana Launches a 10-Year Cashew Development Plan

The vision of the Cashew Development Plan (2017-2027) is to aggressively expand, modernise and transform Ghana’s cashew sector into a significant foreign exchange earner, creating jobs and substantial wealth for Ghanaians while enhancing the environment to reduce global warming. The primary objectives include expanding production of raw cashew nuts from 70,000mt to 300,000mt by 2027, and as well increasing processing… Read more →

Private sector urged to take advantage of Government’s flagship agriculture initiatives

The private sector and other agribusiness stakeholders have been urged to take full advantage of the many opportunities that the government’s Agriculture initiatives have to offer. The two initiatives, “Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ)and One District, One Factory (1D1F)” since their launch in April and August respectively have been touted as the catalyst to propel the nation’s economic transformation… 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 →