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”.
The ultimate beneficiaries of GASIP are smallholder farmers and resource-poor rural people, in particular women, youth (15-24 years) and young adults (25-34 years). GASIP is expected to reach at least 62,900 clients or direct beneficiaries by PY3 and 86,400 clients by PY6. Therefore, the Programme is expected to work with 3,140 FBOs by PY3 and 4,320 by PY6. ASAP will sub-target groups, which are vulnerable to climate change induced shocks, in particular those practicing rain-fed cereal cropping and small-scale irrigation. The inclusion of vulnerable groups will be assessed and monitored for each targeted value
Intermediate beneficiaries are agribusinesses, input dealers, financial institutions and commercial farmers, Ghanaian and international investors – of varying scale who invest in new or expand business opportunities in the appropriate value chains. Critically, these business models must be inclusive in nature – i.e., they should provide opportunities for strengthening market linkages of small-holder producers. It is expected that beneficiaries will be inclusive of both men and women.