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GHANA AGRICULTURAL SECTOR INVESTMENT PROGRAMME (GASIP) / MINISTRY OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE (MOFA)

ENGAGEMENT OF INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS

1. The Government of Ghana has received a loan from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) towards the implementation of the Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP) and intends to apply part of the funds to cover the eligible payments under the following contracts:

a.    Engagement of Individual Consultant to Design Commercial Infrastructure Facility for FBOs in the Northern Belt of Ghana
b.    Engagement of Individual Consultant to Design Commercial Infrastructure Facility for FBOs in the Middle Belt of Ghana
c.    Engagement of Individual Consultant to Design Commercial Infrastructure Facility for FBOs in the Southern Belt of Ghana

2. The locations and scope of works for the various belts are indicated in the table below.in the table below:

Belt  Sub- project Site Region Scope of work

Southern 

 

Adidome, Central Tongu

Volta 

 

1. Design of 1no. 2-3 MT rice mill
2. Design of 2no. rice drying floors
3. Design of 1no. 300MT warehouse
Agbakope, South Tongu District 1. Design of 1no. 2-3 MT rice mill
2. Design of 2no. rice drying floors
3. Design of 1no. 300MT warehouse

Middle  

 

Maame-Krobo, Afram Plains South District Eastern Design of 1no. 300MT warehouse
Damascus, Bosomefreho District

Ashanti

 

1. Design of 1no. 2-3 MT rice mill
2. Design of 2no. rice drying floors
Subin Camp, Adansi South District 1. Design of 1no. 2-3 MT rice mill
2. Design of 2no. rice drying floors
Northern Yendi, Yendi District Northern Design of 1no. 300MT warehouse
  Lonto, Kpandai District   1. Design of 1no. 2-3 MT rice mill
2. Design of 2no. rice drying floors
3. Design of 1no. 300MT warehouse

3. The duration of the assignment is one calendar month and a consultant can only be awarded one contract.

4. The GASIP now invites applications (i.e cover letter and curriculum vitae) from individuals with degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Building Technology or a related qualification, professional membership and a minimum of 10 years post graduate relevant experience in the design of warehouses and processing facilities.

5. Application shall be delivered to the address below at or before 10.00 am on the 11th October 2019. Late submission shall be rejected.

The GASIP National Coordinator
Ministry of Food and Agriculture, P. O. Box M.37, Accra, Ghana
Telephone: 0302916033
Location: MOFA Projects Block, In the premises of the Government Secretarial School, Cantonments, Accra

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 Deputy Regional Representative for Africa of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) speaking at  an inception meeting on Conservation Agriculture (CA)said stakeholders in the Agric sector should implement suitable crops policy to improve production systems that were resilient within the social, economic and cultural context under current climate conditions.

The meeting was organised by FAO in collaboration with Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP) to enhance food security in the country.

The meeting, supported by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and International Fund for Agricultural Development was to improved soil productivity and conservation over the years, which had proven to be a viable approach.

Madam Hall said two related projects on Conservation Agriculture (CA) practices, Adoption and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) would strengthening the capacity of farmers, farmers groups, non –state actors and state actors.

According to her, the projects would also promote economic, agronomic and environmental benefits, to improve soil productivity in the agricultural sector.

She said as part of the projects, there would be training materials and guides that would be used in agricultural universities curricula to create awareness among researchers and policymakers.

Mr Alabira Ibrahim, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager of GASIP said the project would be contributing to the sustainable poverty reduction in the country, especially in the rural areas.

He said GASIP and FAO Ghana have signed an agreement to begin the implementation of the first activity, which was profiling and characterization for CA for 2019.

GNA

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 Atwima Nwabiagya Municipal Assembly in the Ashanti Region.

The participants were drawn from six regions, namely, Northern,  Northern East, Upper East, Upper West, Bono and Bono East.

In all, 48 participants made up of 36 farmers and 12 extension officers took part in the programme aimed at equipping them with sustainable farming and conservation skills.

The farmers were taken through topics such as concepts of conservation agriculture and principles, land preparation and planting, soil health, weed control, farm business management and gender.

Module

GASIP is a government of Ghana programme designed to provide a framework for a long term financing engagement for private sector led pro-poor agricultural value chain development.

It is being implemented by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture with support from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Addressing the participants, Dr Edmund Kyei Akoto-Danso, the Climate Change and Adaptation Manager at GASIP, said building climate change resilience was an integral part of the programme, adding that the main objective was to mainstream adaptation strategies into value chain interventions in the agricultural sector.

 According to him the primary focus was the demonstration and promotion of conservation agriculture and other climate-smart agriculture practices.

This, he said, was to ensure sustainable production systems and also improve the resilience of smallholder farmers against the negative impacts of changing climatic conditions.

Demonstration fields

Dr  Akoto-Danso said that under the activities of the Climate Change Resilience sub-component of the programme, over 500 hectares of conservation agriculture fields would be established in 10 districts in the Northern, North East, Upper East, Upper West regions.  

He said one district each in Bono and Bono East regions would also have demonstration fields by December this year.

In all, he said, over 3000 smallholder farmers would directly benefit from the demonstration fields by the end of the year.

A participant, Mr Sulemana M. Zaapayim from Dulzugu in the Kumbungu District, expressed gratitude to the organisers for the initiative, which he said would greatly help small holder farmers to cope with the changing climate in order to remain in business.

GASIP

The Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP) aims at providing a framework and institutional basis for a long-term engagement and supplementary financing for scaling up investments in private sector-led pro-poor agricultural value chain development. Read more...

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