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 - 2023-12-31
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)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Disability (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 2020 include: (1) facilitated 4,286 agricultural extension agents in completing 875,324 farm and home visits, reaching a total of 5,776,587 farmers (close to five times the number of farmers visited in 2016.) The agents guided the farmers through the various elements of the value-chain, from pre-planting to agro-processing, to packaging and marketing; (2) increased the number of farmers in commodity-based farmer groups from 87,932 in 2016 to 250,747 farmers in 2020; (3) supported regional and district departments of agriculture in linking 97,564 farmers (of which 37% women) to traders/aggregators and processors; and (4) provided support leading to a total of 1, 478 students (of which 488 women) completing or starting the new market-oriented, gender-sensitive and climate-smart training curriculum. This training took place in five agricultural colleges, which train potential future agriculture extension agents and future entrepreneurs; (5) contributed to the provisional 7.4% agricultural growth rate recorded in 2020, which has translated into an adequate self-sufficiency ratio of major staple food crops; and (6) improved farmers’ livelihoods, including through enhancing their ability to pay their children’s school fees, construct and rehabilitate family houses, acquire assets, expand farm operations and establish commercial shops to diversify their income sources.

Financials

Financials


Original budget $526,875
Planned Disbursement $10,836,568
Transactions
Transaction Date Type Value
15-07-2021 Disbursement $1,203
09-08-2021 Disbursement $8,000
19-07-2021 Disbursement $10,269
15-07-2021 Disbursement $5,700
19-08-2021 Disbursement $490
15-07-2021 Disbursement $8,640
29-07-2021 Disbursement $6,000
19-08-2021 Disbursement $7,200
15-07-2021 Disbursement $8,000
09-08-2021 Disbursement $849
24-08-2021 Disbursement $6,220
19-08-2021 Disbursement $8,685
15-07-2021 Disbursement $7,200
25-08-2021 Disbursement $1,405
08-09-2021 Disbursement $7,333
14-10-2021 Disbursement $2,600
27-05-2021 Disbursement $187
15-07-2021 Disbursement $294
20-05-2021 Disbursement $8,460
14-09-2021 Disbursement $192
27-05-2021 Disbursement $40
17-09-2021 Disbursement $5,175
20-05-2021 Disbursement $7,600
10-09-2021 Disbursement $7,600
15-10-2021 Disbursement $190
10-09-2021 Disbursement $5,520
14-10-2021 Disbursement $3,904
18-06-2021 Disbursement $9,471
17-06-2021 Disbursement $256
02-09-2021 Disbursement $8,000
06-10-2021 Disbursement $13,963
17-06-2021 Disbursement $7,600
26-05-2021 Disbursement $4,560
15-09-2021 Disbursement $7,600
15-07-2021 Disbursement $217
17-06-2021 Disbursement $5,600
20-05-2021 Disbursement $7,600
10-09-2021 Disbursement $8,892
17-06-2021 Disbursement $6,300
17-06-2021 Disbursement $6,800
02-09-2021 Disbursement $495
15-10-2021 Disbursement $7,520
30-11-2021 Disbursement $40
17-12-2021 Disbursement -$413
10-11-2021 Disbursement $8,000
17-12-2021 Disbursement $413
15-10-2021 Disbursement $4,500
17-12-2021 Disbursement $8,000
30-11-2021 Disbursement $2,118
13-12-2021 Disbursement $1,172
17-12-2021 Disbursement $413
10-12-2021 Disbursement $4,400
10-11-2021 Disbursement $175
10-11-2021 Disbursement $8,000
13-01-2022 Disbursement $7,200
01-12-2021 Disbursement $11,421
13-01-2022 Disbursement $1,049
10-11-2021 Disbursement $3,600
21-12-2021 Disbursement $14,644
15-10-2021 Disbursement $6,000
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Related information

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Partner website — Government of Ghana
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa
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