Category: Projects in Ghana

Accra Brewery powers Tindongo farmers with irrigation system

Accra Brewery Limited’s (ABL) Eagle Farmer Project has provided farmers in Tindongo, Upper East Region, with a solar-powered irrigation system, delivering on the company’s commitment to invest in a Growing World where everyone has the opportunity to improve their livelihood. The GHC 80,000.00 facility which consists of a newly-constructed furrow irrigation system and a solar-powered mechanised borehole, is intended to… Read more →

1-District-1-Warehouse Launched

October 18, 2017: President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo cut the sod to mark the beginning of the implementation of the warehouse component (1-District-1-Warehouse) of the government’s Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP). The president cut the sod for the commencement of the Project at Ejura, in the Ashanti Region The purpose of these warehouses would be to handle produce, as well… Read more →

Ghana Green Label Scheme

  Certification of produce for the domestic market is one of the requirements needed in the domestic fruits and vegetable market to realise the full potential of Ghana’s Horticulture Industry. The Green Label Scheme entails conformity, accepted and standard practices needed for exported products. This will lead to good agricultural practices needed to meet international standards The Ghana Green Label Scheme… Read more →

Incentives for Banks to Lend to Agribusinesses-GIRSAL

In the wake of global efforts to improve financing for agriculture, the Bank of Ghana in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, and the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is designing the Ghana Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (GIRSAL) programme. The goal of this instrument is to reduce the perceived risk of agriculture financing and… Read more →

Ghana Receives Landmark Approval from Carbon Fund

With Support From Winrock, Ghana Is Now Eligible To Receive Payments For Reducing Forest Emissions September 26, 2017 – Winrock International contributed significantly to the development of Ghana’s Emission Reduction Program which has become part of the portfolio of the Carbon Fund of the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, making it eligible to receive performance-based payments for reducing emissions… Read more →

GhanaVeg begins trials of eight varieties of onion cultivars

  GhanaVeg, an initiative of The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, has commenced trials of eight varieties of onions. The trial is to ascertain the performance of onion cultivars in two different seasons in three zones of Ghana namely Northern, Middle and Southern Zones. The varieties included two known varieties namely Bawku Red, Red Creole and six hybrid… Read more →

mfarmPay®: propelling unbanked and underserved smallholder farmers in Ghana

Smallholder farmers in predominantly rural farming communities in Ghana face the challenge in finding the money they need to hire farm labourers, purchase fertilisers, seeds, and basic farm equipment to enable them increase crop yield. Financial institutions are often reluctant to serve smallholder farmers and associated farmer based organisations given their usually small loan sizes and high costs typical of… Read more →

Tractor operators, managers and technicians trained on best practices at Adidome

  The Agriculture Engineering Services Director, Mr. Amatus K.B. Deyang, has called for the proper management of farm equipment to boost agriculture production. According to him, the frequent breakdown of agricultural equipment on plantations due to improper handling was increasing cost in the industry. That, he said , was also impeding efforts towards increasing food production and poverty alleviation. Mr.… Read more →

Ruminant Livestock Production as a Business Enterprise in the Upper East Region

The Northern Savanna Ecological Zone (NSEZ) made up of northern, upper east and upper west regions of Ghana offers an ideal and conducive environment for ruminant livestock production. Ruminant livestock are animals with a four-chambered stomach, capable of converting roughages, forages, and agro-by products into products such as meat and milk for human consumption. These animals include sheep, goats, and… Read more →

Density Map of Agri Input Dealers in Ghana

Our partner organisation, Syecomp, has developed heat (density) map showing agri input dealer distribution in Ghana. Ashanti Region has the highest concentration of agri-input dealers in Ghana. Isn’t it beautiful? Interested in knowing more about agri- input dealer locations and the locations of other agribusiness actors in Ghana  such as Tractor Service Providers, Food Processors, Soil Suitability Profile, etc?, then… Read more →