Category: Policies

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 →

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 →