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P. O. Box M.37, Accra, GhanaAddress

030-291-6033Head Office

Institutional Arrangements

Background
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.

Governance
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.

Programme Objectives      
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:  

  1. Linking smallholder farmers to agribusinesses to enhance pro-poor growth
  2. Nationwide scaling up of a successful value chain investment approach
  3. Promoting and mainstreaming climate change resilience approaches in the northern regions of Ghana, through the Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP)
  4. Knowledge management, harmonization of intervention approaches and policy support.

Programme Duration
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

  1. Abrempong Express Co. Ltd
  2. Agricare Ltd
  3. Agrinvest Ltd
  4. Agritrade
  5. Agrocity Outgrower
  6. Agromite
  7. Agromite Cupa
  8. Akandem Farms
  9. Akpabe Farms
  10. Allah Is Able
  11. Amandong Wonderful Ventures
  12. Bavako Investments Company Ltd
  13. Ceciyaa
  14. Copa Connect
  15. Cropcare Limited
  16. Dock Global Farms
  17. Edmass Foods Ltd
  18. Faranaya Agribusiness Centre
  19. Fariad Ltd
  20. Farmer Globale Agribusiness Ltd
  21. Farmertribe
  22. Fasem Ghana Ltd
  23. Forage Farms
  24. Fosuwaa Farms
  25. Fysso Ghana-Ierd Consult Ltd
  26. Gohuoballe (Gab)
  27. Integrity Commodities
  28. Jemaric Farmers Association
  29. Kambang Cooperative Union
  30. Konde Farms & Outgrowers
  31. Kwanim Farms
  32. Maligu Investment
  33. Masara'n Arziki
  34. Naasons
  35. Narock
  36. Powerlink Green Investment Ltd
  37. Precision Farms & Oils
  38. Qualitrace Farmer Farmer List
  39. Rasuya Farms
  40. San Alliance Company Ltd
  41. Savanna Agric Chains
  42. Sifa Agro Investment Ltd
  43. Sissey Farms
  44. Sky-3 Investments
  45. Sustainable Agro Limited
  46. Tamanaa Farms Ltd
  47. Tumu Co-operativeUnion
  48. Ultimate Savannah Solutions
  49. Western Deedew Group Company
  50. Weyvan Ghana Limited
  51. Wilphin Company
  52. Yedent Agro Ltd
  53. 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
AHAFO
ASHANTI
BONO EAST
BRONG AHAFO
CENTRAL
EASTERN
GREATER ACCRA
NORTH EAST
NORTHERN
OTI
SAVANNAH
UPPER EAST
UPPER WEST
VOLTA
130
1,183
2,584
3,809
200
4,270
4,120
2,019
20,876
250
908
2,487
41,792
13,852
TOTAL ACREAGE = 98,478

Government Urged to Design Policies to Improve Agric

13 September 2019
Government Urged to Design Policies to Improve Agric

Government has been urged to design national strategies and formulate policies for farmers to enable them adopt conservative agricultural practices, which are climate resilient. Madam Jocelyn G. Brown Hall, the...

Smallholder Farmers in Amanchia Trained in Conservation Agriculture

13 September 2019
 Smallholder Farmers in Amanchia Trained in Conservation Agriculture

  The Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP) has held a five-day training programme for smallholder farmers on sustainable farming through the adoption of conservation agriculture at Amanchia in the...

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