Tag: agriculture in ghana

Lands Commission to cuts delays and corruption with new system

As part of government’s digital Ghana agenda, the Lands Commission has hinted that it is near the completion of a digital system that promises to cut delays and corruption in the land administration processes. The upcoming digital system, dubbed the Ghana Enterprise Land Information System (GELIS), is one of the key interventions designed to reduce the turnaround time, bureaucracies and… 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 →

Consultancy Services: Baseline Studies on Women Access to Shea Parklands

  TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES BASELINE STUDIES ON Improving marginalised women rights to access and control of shea parklands to guarantee long term sustainable investment Project in Northern Ghana Request for Technical and Financial Proposal Organization Brief Background Shea Network Ghana (SNG) is an organization of shea sector businesses, stakeholders and value chain actors (collectors, buyers, traders) formed… Read more →

SFMP Job Vacancy: Communications and Media Relations Officer

Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP) Vacancy Announcement Communications and Media Relations Officer The USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP) seeks a Communications and Media Relations Officer for a full-time employment. SFMP is a 5-year (2014-2019) US Government food security project, headquartered in Accra.  The project seeks to rebuild targeted marine fisheries stocks through the adoption of sustainable fisheries practices. The… Read more →

Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture in Ghana-Partner Agtech Companies

Agriculture is honked as the backbone of Ghana’s economy, providing livelihoods for the vast majority of the population, and employing nearly 50% of the nation’s labour force in small family farms. The greater part of production is generated through rain-fed farming. According to Agricinghana Media research output, in 2010 the area under crop production was estimated at 3.6 million hectares;… Read more →

Marshall Plan for Agriculture in Ghana: Unveiled in 2018 Budget

¬ Duties on agro-processing equipment and machinery to be removed ¬ Massive road construction and irrigation in food basket areas ¬ Pension scheme for cocoa farmers, et al Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said government will use the 2018 budget, scheduled to be presented to Parliament in a month’s time, to support an ambitious agriculture transformation agenda. The Vice President… Read more →

Low education among female farmers worrying-SARI

Low level of education among women farmers, mostly in rural areas, is affecting their ability to adopt modern technologies, thereby limiting their yields and incomes. The situation, which is rife in most parts of the country, has also been identified as one of the major causes of food insecurity, leading to high poverty rates especially in the rural parts of… 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 →

EOI: Village Savings and Loans Association Consultancy

ACDI/VOCA is implementing the USAID-funded Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE) Project. ADVANCE aims at increasing the competitiveness of the maize, rice and soya valuechains, through increasing agricultural productivity, improving access to market and trade and enhancing local capacities. The project also contributes to the US Government’s Feed the Future Initiative of reducing global hunger and food security. The… 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 →