Enhanced agri-food value chains initiative

Enhanced agri-food value chains initiative

Funded by Global Affairs Canada and implemented by WFP, this project aims to improve nutrition and food security of targeted beneficiaries. It is structured around three inter-linked pillars addressing the full value chain of locally available nutritious staple crops, from promoting their production among smallholder farmers (pillar 1), to promoting their processing through industrial and community level processors (pillar 2), and to promoting the increased consumption of these processed nutritious foods among the target population (pillar 3).

Global objective

  • Improve nutrition and food security of targeted beneficiaries

Expected results

  • Improved local production of quality, safe, and market-integrated nutritious food staples by small-holder farmers, farmer organisations and out-growers
  • Enhanced local processing for complementary nutritious foods (e.g. super-cereals) by industrial and community-level processors
  • Increased consumption of nutrition staples, complementary foods and fortified food by the general population, particularly women and children
  • Enhanced food safety, quality and respect for standards among all stakeholders

Duration

4 years : 21/03/2016 - 31/03/2020

Localisation

The project is implemented in Ghana

Beneficiaries

Vulnerable farmers in Ghana

Budget

CAD 19.9 million

Implementation

World Food Programme (WFP)

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Country

  • Ghana

Topics

  • Agriculture & value chains
  • Food security & zero hunger
  • Local actors & livelihoods
  • Markets, prices & trade
  • Nutrition
  • Poverty

Targets

  • Poor households
  • Vulnerable small-scale farmers

Agir Pillars

  • Pillar 2: Strengthen the nutrition of vulnerable households
  • Pillar 3: Sustainably improve agricultural and food productivity and the incomes of the most vulnerable households and improve access to food

Scales

  • National

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 SDG 2 SDG 3