Ghana

An overview from the USAID Ghana website.

Agricultural growth has been the major driver of poverty reduction, especially in southern Ghana. The sector is the largest source of employment for Ghanaians and is dominated by small farmers.

Ghana is a focus country for Feed the Future, and the initiative is contributing to the government’s commitment to food security and building on a common purpose shared among civil society, the private sector and development partners. Public-private partnerships are an important opportunity to strengthen food security and accelerate economic growth in Ghana and the West African region as a whole. 

Feed the Future in Ghana focuses on major rice, maize and soya value chains with particular emphasis on the north, where nutritional indicators, especially among children, are the worst. The approach integrates nutrition and gender issues throughout and emphasizes improving the resilience of vulnerable households in targeted communities. The program also seeks to improve the sustainable management of marine fisheries to enhance the food security and livelihoods of coastal fishing communities.

Priority Institutions

  • University of Development Studies
  • University of Ghana, Legon
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
  • University of Cape Coast
  • Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning
  • Ministry of Food and Agriculture
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) institutes, such as:

a. Savannah Agricultural Research Institute

b. Crop Research Institute

c. Soil Research Institute

Priority Study Areas

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Social Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current BHEARD students from Ghana: