Ghanaian farmers' economic advancement through seedlings
Funded by Global Affairs Canada, this project enhances the productivity and profitability of Ghanaian small farmers (women and men) and small enterprises in tree crops industries in northern, central and coastal regions of Ghana. It is designed to respond to the decline in Ghana’s tree crop industry. Working with a Canadian private sector firm, Tree Global Canada, its Ghanaian subsidiary, and women-owned small- and medium enterprises in the tree seedling industry, MEDA helps to establish commercial nurseries with distribution networks reaching farming communities across the country.
- Improve the income and well-being of Ghanaian tree growers by developing sustainable supply chains and markets for quality planting materials
- Increased number of farmers profitably planting quality tree seedlings in an environmentally and economically sustainable manner
- Strengthened quality seedlings supply chain to support farmers, small enterprises and tree crop industries
- Improved business enabling environment to support commercial sales of quality seedlings, including through cost/benefit and feasibility studies, and policy reforms.
4 years : 05/08/2015 - 31/12/2019
The project is conducted in the northern, central and coastal regions of Ghana.
Some 100 000 smallholders, including women and youth
CAD 22.3 million
Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA)
Tree Global Canada
- Agriculture & value chains
- Employment & revenues
- Food security & zero hunger
- Forestry & biodiversity
- Local actors & livelihoods
- Markets, prices & trade
- Natural resource management
- Poor households
- Vulnerable small-scale farmers
- Pillar 3: Sustainably improve agricultural and food productivity and the incomes of the most vulnerable households and improve access to food