Karl Pauw is the new Program Leader for IFPRI’s Ghana Strategy Support Program

After more than a decade at the helm, Shashi Kolavalli has decided to step down as the Ghana Strategy Support Program (GSSP) leader. Effective immediately, he is being succeeded by Karl Pauw, who joined GSSP in August 2017. Karl previously served as the regional coordinator for the FAO’s Monitoring and Analyzing Food and Agricultural Policies >> Read more

Call for Abstracts: 3rd Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy Week

The ANH Academy invites the submission of abstracts for the Scientific Conference on research at the nexus of agriculture-food systems and nutrition and health to be held in Accra, Ghana from 25-29 June 2018. Submission of abstracts is open till 11 February 2018. The conference programme will include invited papers for oral presentations as well as poster >> Read more

Does Warehouse Receipt Financing Benefit Ghanaian Smallholders?

Proponents of warehouse receipt systems argue that they benefit smallholder farmers by allowing them to store surplus grains in a secure facility to sell later in the season when prices tend to be higher. In the interim, receipt holders can use the stored commodity as collateral to secure loans to finance household consumption and investment >> Read more

Towards Agricultural Innovation in Ghana: An Evidence-Based Approach

Innovations for Poverty Action, in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute, the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, and the Northwestern University Global Poverty Research Lab, is pleased to announce a dialogue Towards Agricultural Innovation in Ghana, to be held in Accra on the 9th and 10th of May 2018. To know more about the >> Read more

Fall Armyworm in Africa: A Guide for Integrated Pest Management

Feed the Future (USAID), the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the CGIAR Research Program on Maize (MAIZE), have come up with a new comprehensive integrated pest management (IPM)-based technical guide to tackle the fall armyworm outbreak across the African continent in the last two years. The fall armyworm has been identified in >> Read more