The Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP) is being funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), with counterpart funding from the Government of Ghana (GoG).
The programme aims to promote a “standard setting approach” that will drive its policy, serve as a core investment for value chain development in Ghana, and for aligning parallel financing to complement, following the modalities that each of the Development Partners (DP) prefer, in line with the agreed Strategic Framework for IFAD in Ghana (2012 COSOP). GASIP is expected to contribute to the realization of Ghana’s Medium-Term Agriculture Sector Investment Programme (METASIP), which provides the road map for the CAADP compact in Ghana.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) is the Lead Programme Implementing Agency with oversight responsibility for GASIP. The National Programme Steering Committee (NPSC) gives orientation to programme strategy, oversees planning, reviews progress and ensures linkages with related entities. The Programme Coordination Unit (PCU) is based in Accra and ensures overall coordination of the Programme; the PCU is supervised by the NPSC and the IFAD Country Office.
The overall goal of GASIP is to contribute to sustainable poverty reduction in rural Ghana.
The Programme Development Objective (PDO) is: “agribusinesses, including smallholders, have enhanced their profitability and climate change resilience”.
GASIP is built along four strategic axis:
- Linking smallholder farmers to agribusinesses to enhance pro-poor growth
- Nationwide scaling up of a successful value chain investment approach
- Promoting and mainstreaming climate change resilience approaches in the northern regions of Ghana, through the Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP)
- Knowledge management, harmonization of intervention approaches and policy support.
GASIP is designed as a long term programme that will be implemented in cycles of 3 years each. The initial design covers two cycles or 6 years, 2015-2021. Prior to the end of each cycle an Inter-cycle Review Mission will be organized to assess progress, prepare the next cycle and justify additional funding.
Programme Intervention Area
GASIP is national in scope and specific locations are selected based on a demand and market-driven approach. Currently, GASIP is making resources available for value chain development in 56 districts and will increase to more districts going forward.
Implementation through Engagement of Value Chain Clusters
GASIP has engaged 53 Value Chain Clusters and 1200 Farmer-Based Organizations in implementation
53 Value Chain Clusters Engaged
- Abrempong Express Co. Ltd
- Agricare Ltd
- Agrinvest Ltd
- Agrocity Outgrower
- Agromite Cupa
- Akandem Farms
- Akpabe Farms
- Allah Is Able
- Amandong Wonderful Ventures
- Bavako Investments Company Ltd
- Copa Connect
- Cropcare Limited
- Dock Global Farms
- Edmass Foods Ltd
- Faranaya Agribusiness Centre
- Fariad Ltd
- Farmer Globale Agribusiness Ltd
- Fasem Ghana Ltd
- Forage Farms
- Fosuwaa Farms
- Fysso Ghana-Ierd Consult Ltd
- Gohuoballe (Gab)
- Integrity Commodities
- Jemaric Farmers Association
- Kambang Cooperative Union
- Konde Farms & Outgrowers
- Kwanim Farms
- Maligu Investment
- Masara'n Arziki
- Powerlink Green Investment Ltd
- Precision Farms & Oils
- Qualitrace Farmer Farmer List
- Rasuya Farms
- San Alliance Company Ltd
- Savanna Agric Chains
- Sifa Agro Investment Ltd
- Sissey Farms
- Sky-3 Investments
- Sustainable Agro Limited
- Tamanaa Farms Ltd
- Tumu Co-operativeUnion
- Ultimate Savannah Solutions
- Western Deedew Group Company
- Weyvan Ghana Limited
- Wilphin Company
- Yedent Agro Ltd
- 66 Conservation Agriculture FBOs
GASIP has collaborated with 56 District Departments of Agriculture in 14 regions of Ghana to build the capacities of smallholder farmers in agricultural crop Value Chain Development. A total of about 98,500 acres of land has been cropped in Maize, Rice, Soya, and Vegetables
|REGION||Acres of Maize, Rcie, Soya, Vegetables|
|TOTAL ACREAGE = 98,478|