Can maize contract farming help to reduce poverty in remote areas of Norther Ghana?

A recent blog by IFPRI researchers, Catherine Ragasa and Isabel Lambrecht, cites that yield gains from the use of improved inputs under contract arrangements are not enough to offset the extra costs of using these improved technologies. Redesigning contracts to reduce farmers' repayment obligations will have limited effects vis-à-vis developing and promoting higher yielding varieties and better technologies, >> Read more

2015 Ghana SAM launch

GSSP in collaboration with ISSER and MoFA launched the 2015 national and regional Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Ghana on November 16, 2017, in Accra. Dr. Shashi Kolavalli, Program Leader of GSSP, mentions this launch as both timely and important, because it will allow policy analysts to better inform policy decision-making in Ghana as the country >> Read more

33rd National Farmers Day celebrations in Kumasi

The 33rd National Farmers Day was celebrated with a week long exhibition commencing from December 27, 2017, at the Heroes Park, in Kumasi. The theme for this year's celebration was 'Planting for Food and Jobs', a flagship program of the current government, for food security, import substitutability, export promotion and employment  generation. Philip Kwaku Agyemang, a farmer from >> Read more

GSSP Policy Dialogue, 2017

Ghana Strategy Support Program announces its second annual Policy Dialogue, to be held in Accra on September 26, 2017. During this day-long event experts will discuss the various aspects of building competitive agriculture in Ghana.

GSSP Newsletter, June 2017

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