Ghanaian farmers' economic advancement through seedlings

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.

Global objective

  • Improve the income and well-being of Ghanaian tree growers by developing sustainable supply chains and markets for quality planting materials

Expected results

  •  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.

Duration

4 years : 05/08/2015 - 31/12/2019

Localisation

The project is conducted in the northern, central and coastal regions of Ghana.

Beneficiaries

Some 100 000 smallholders, including women and youth

Budget

CAD 22.3 million

Implementation

Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA)

Partner

Tree Global Canada

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Country

  • Ghana

Topics

  • Agriculture & value chains
  • Employment & revenues
  • Environment
  • Food security & zero hunger
  • Forestry & biodiversity
  • Local actors & livelihoods
  • Markets, prices & trade
  • Natural resource management

Targets

  • Poor households
  • Vulnerable small-scale farmers
  • Women
  • Youth

Agir Pillars

  • Pillar 3: Sustainably improve agricultural and food productivity and the incomes of the most vulnerable households and improve access to food

Scales

  • Local
  • National

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 SDG 13 SDG 15 SDG 2