Project profile — Modernizing Agriculture in Ghana

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Overview

Overview

Modernizing Agriculture in Ghana - Overview
CA-3-D000081001
$135,000,000
Government of Ghana
2017-02-01 - 2021-12-31
Operational
Country / region • Ghana (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (5.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural policy and administrative management (31110) (28.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural development (31120) (10.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural extension (31166) (50.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural education/training (31181) (3.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural research (31182) (4.00%)
Policy marker • Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Climate change mitigation (significant objective)
• Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) (not targeted)
Description and results

Description

The project provides direct funding to the Government of Ghana to improve food security and make the agriculture sector more modern, equitable and sustainable. The project seeks to implement a comprehensive market-oriented approach to farming and to strengthen and modernize agricultural extension services. The project covers the entire country at the national, regional and district levels and is expected to benefit 2.8 million farm households, including many female farmers. Project activities include: (1) delivering agricultural extension services and market-oriented training to farm households, with a particular focus on providing information linked to improved cultural practices and the appropriate use of fertilizers, pesticides, tools and machinery; (2) equipping District Agricultural Departments and Regional Agricultural Departments with extension materials, equipment and logistical support; (3) supporting innovative, demand-driven and market-oriented research to address current challenges being faced by smallholder farmers; (4) updating and reorienting a standardized curriculum for agricultural colleges and farm institutes to be more market-focused, gender-sensitive and climate-smart; and (5) improving the enabling (administrative and legal) environment to facilitate access to local and foreign markets for agricultural production.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased adoption of relevant, productivity-enhancing technologies, which would result in yield increases in maize and rice, and a reduction of post-harvest losses; (2) increased adoption of market-oriented approaches to farm management, which would result in increased volume of produce marketed and agribusiness agreements signed; and (3) increased private sector investments in sustainable agricultural input supply, production, marketing and processing, which would result in increased number of farmers accessing input suppliers, loans, and equity investment to grow their businesses.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of December 2018 include: (1) the productivity of most major crops improved by an average of 7.1% from 2017 to 2018; (2) more women entrepreneurs are now implementing income-generating activities, such as pastry baking, palm and shea nut oil production, snail rearing and cassava processing; (3) 2,517,126 farmers (compared to 1,424,723 farmers in 2017), representing approximately 50% of the farmer population in Ghana, improved their knowledge of the various elements of the value-chain, from pre-planting to agro-processing, packaging and marketing using extension tools such as farm visits, demonstration sites, field tours and group training. The number of women reached increased by 77.82%, from 556,421 women in 2017 to 989,426 women in 2018; (4) 95% of the farmers surveyed indicated adopting improved varieties of crops; and (5) a new market-oriented, gender-sensitive and climate-smart training curriculum was introduced in five agricultural colleges to train potential future agriculture extension agents as well as future entrepreneurs. These results led to the proportion of stunting children under the age of 5 to decrease from 13.4% in 2016 to 13% in 2018, and to 70% of surveyed farmers reporting improved income, which enabled them to pay school fees, put up shelters, buy vehicles and livestock, expand farm operations, establish shops, and improve their general well-being.

Financials

Financials


Original budget $29,800,000
Planned Disbursement $19,936,080
Transactions
Transaction Date Type Value
20-04-2020 Disbursement $7,500
30-04-2020 Disbursement $44
20-04-2020 Disbursement $294
20-04-2020 Disbursement $6,218
10-06-2020 Disbursement $6,650
30-10-2020 Disbursement $4,000
18-06-2020 Disbursement $7,500
17-12-2020 Disbursement $5,840
22-05-2020 Disbursement $7,812
23-09-2020 Disbursement $5,000
10-06-2020 Disbursement -$6,650
25-09-2020 Disbursement $5,720
10-06-2020 Disbursement $4,000
27-10-2020 Disbursement $6,157
18-06-2020 Disbursement $44
18-11-2020 Disbursement $7,650
10-06-2020 Disbursement $6,650
27-10-2020 Disbursement $9,275
18-06-2020 Disbursement $294
18-11-2020 Disbursement $8,000
17-06-2020 Disbursement -$294
12-11-2020 Disbursement $8,000
18-06-2020 Disbursement $6,000
19-11-2020 Disbursement $22,211
10-06-2020 Disbursement $15
09-10-2020 Disbursement $4,740
19-08-2020 Disbursement $330
17-06-2020 Disbursement -$6,000
12-11-2020 Disbursement $4,950
26-06-2020 Disbursement $1,953
17-12-2020 Disbursement $6,750
17-06-2020 Disbursement -$44
18-11-2020 Disbursement $6,028
22-07-2020 Disbursement $14
17-12-2020 Disbursement $7,600
22-07-2020 Disbursement $5,000
17-12-2020 Disbursement $8,000
25-08-2020 Disbursement $5,500
24-08-2020 Disbursement $35
27-08-2020 Disbursement $9,372
19-08-2020 Disbursement $330
24-08-2020 Disbursement $47
19-08-2020 Disbursement $1,960
19-08-2020 Disbursement $4,992
19-08-2020 Disbursement $5,680
19-08-2020 Disbursement $40
31-07-2020 Disbursement $7,000
21-12-2020 Disbursement $18,498
25-08-2020 Disbursement $5,172
07-08-2020 Disbursement $1,513
30-04-2020 Disbursement $5,355
17-09-2020 Disbursement $25,000
17-06-2020 Disbursement -$7,500
12-11-2020 Disbursement $4,400
30-04-2020 Disbursement $6,000
23-09-2020 Disbursement $47
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Partner website — Government of Ghana
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa
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