Ghana Selected projects


03/05/2016 - Every year, Africa imports one third of global rice production, with West Africa alone importing nearly 20% (5.2 million tonnes). By 2020, if domestic production continues to be outstripped by growing demand, Africa will need an extra 17 million tonnes of husked rice, costing several billion in already rare foreign exchange. Any increase in the price of rice on the international market will have a negative impact on food security, particularly for poor households.

Categories: Benin, Nigeria, Mali, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Guinea, Gambia, Agriculture & Agro-industries


08/05/2012 - An example from Ghana. The Rural Enterprise Project (REP) aims at alleviating poverty, slowing rural-urban drift, contributing to the creation of sustainable jobs. The project also aims at addressing the low level of technology and productivity, low income and un-competitiveness in production, processing and distribution in agriculture. REP aims at addressing this deficiency through transfer of technology, thereby improving the low level of technology and productivity, as well as aiding in improving the low income levels of beneficiaries.

Categories: Ghana, Human Capital Development, Youth, Employment


28/03/2012 - Aquatic plant proliferation is an environmental scourge. These weeds invade waterways and irrigation channels, impeding their economic operation. Fishermen have suffered rising costs, and farmers have to spend more time cleaning their irrigation canals, resulting in lost production and productivity.

Categories: Benin, Niger, Mali, Senegal, Mauritania, Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Climate Change, Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Initiative, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Environment, Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Initiative