The Ministry of Food stuff and Agriculture (MoFA) and the Ministry of Nearby Governance and Rural Growth (MLGRD) are proud to announce the start of a GHC 2.5 million pilot support to women’s farmer-based organizations (WFBOs) that are engaged in publish-production agricultural operations in Ghana.
This assistance from Global Affairs Canada’s (GAC) Modernizing Agriculture in Ghana (Magazine) application aims to strengthen the capacities of the WFBOs to make their products more competitive and eye-catching for local and export markets.
In the Bono East Area, the signing of the MOU was accomplished by the Regional Director of Agriculture Cecilia Kagya-Agyemang on behalf of the Main Director of MOFA.
This help is in line with Canada’s Feminist International Guidance Policy (FIAP), which seeks to empower gals to eradicate poverty and establish a additional tranquil, far more inclusive and more affluent entire world.
Working with Ghana’s Girls in Agriculture Development (WIAD) Directorate of MoFA as very well as with decentralized departments of agriculture all through the country, the assist will foster women’s competitiveness in furnishing good high quality benefit-added products and solutions to community and foreign shoppers.
The initiative will lead to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Progress Plans (SDGs) and the Ghana Government’s Expense for Food items and Jobs (IFJ)goals.
Routines to be supported contain purchasing and installation of agro-processing equipment, along with capacity developing on operation and maintenance of the machinery, as very well as coaching by TBI on promoting procedures to be certain proper current market linkages.
Expected final results from this intervention include an improved skill of WFBOs to efficiently add price to their products and to reduce their post-harvest losses.
The pilot initiative is also expected to enhance the incomes of WFBOs users as very well as the economic status of their households.
The increased contributions of women to residence incomes are, in switch, predicted to provide improved opportunity for women of all ages to participate in choice-creating at the residence and local community amounts.
The GHC 2,500,000 allocated by World-wide Affairs Canada for the pilot will support forty-eight (48) competitively-selected WFBOs from the 16 regions of Ghana.
This Pilot Software is becoming introduced today to kick-commence its implementation. In all, applications of 30-two (32) WFBOs from the sixteen (16) areas ended up authorized for this pilot.
As part of this start, MoFA will sign an Agreement with Free of charge, an Company under the Ministry of Trade and Industries (MoTI), to fabricate the gear/machinery demanded by the beneficiary WFBOs, deliver and put in them for use by the females groups.
Assortment of the equipment was based mostly on on-internet site requires assessment performed by Gratis at the request of MoFA and as part of this Agreement, Gratis will supply following-income service.
MoFAwill also indicator an MoU with leaders of the a few (3) beneficiary WFBOs from Greater Accra Region.
Beneficiary WFBOs in the areas will also sign similar agreements with Regional Directors of Agriculture.
World-wide Affairs Canada is dedicated to building a far more contemporary, equitable, and sustainable agriculture sector that contributes to food items stability and women’s financial empowerment in Ghana.