Do women in rural Ghana prefer non-farm enterprises over agriculture for economic empowerment?

                                             From February 1 to February 8, Isabel Lambrecht, Sarah Asare and Doreen Selorm Kufualor (IFPRI, Accra) and Berber Kramer (IFPRI, Washington DC) conducted Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) in the Western and Northern Regions of Ghana. The goal of the FGDs was to learn more about preferences for economic empowerment in agriculture versus non-farm enterprises >> Read more

New vacancy for Finance Officer

The Ghana Strategy Support Program (GSSP) of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is looking for a suitable candidate for the position of Finance Officer.

GSSP Policy Dialogue

Monday, October 17, 2016 Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra, Ghana Download Flyer (PDF 228KB) Ghana Strategy Support Program (GSSP) is organizing a one-day policy dialogue to share policy recommendations emerging from selected research activities. This policy dialogue will bring together policymakers and development practitioners to offer actionable recommendations on some of the critical issues relevant for >> Read more

“As a wife I will help, manage, and love”

The value of qualitative research in understanding land tenure and gender in Ghana Cross posted from IFPRI.org In this post I argue that qualitative field work aiming at understanding the local context is not a frivolous activity. For highly contested topics, such as gender and land, and in contexts where custom dominates, rigorous qualitative empirical >> Read more

Ghana Agricultural News Digest – October 5, 2016

  Below are some current developments on agriculture in Africa: Media Reports Government Increases Producer Price of Cocoa Government has reviewed upwards the producer price for cocoa at a ceremony to commemorate this year's national cocoa day in Tepa in the Ashanti Region. The new price will go for GHS 475.00 per bag, 50 cedis >> Read more