Category: Policies

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 →

Agricultural Policies in Ghana

Do you know for us at Agricinghana we believe in open data and open knowledge? Do you want to access and read available agricultural policies in Ghana (including Planting for Food and Jobs-PFJ)? We have been making them freely available at: http://agricinghana.com/policies/agricultural-policies/ We are constantly updating the resource list for you. If you do  have some knowledge materials and feel we should include it, contact… 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 →

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 →

Market-oriented Agricultural Value Chains: Constraints and Opportunities

Agricultural value chain refers to all the steps that a product takes, from its point of origin  to the consumer. Improving conditions along the whole chain stimulates the youth to become entrepreneurial and develop consistent income streams. Agricultural value chain development is about linking farmers to people who can process, package, market and eventually buy the food they produce. Establishing… Read more →