Ghana

A farmer inspects his millet in NW Ghana.

 

A farmer inspects his millet in NW Ghana.

Credit: 2010 CIAT/NeilPalmer
AICCRA Ghana works to make Ghana’s agriculture and food systems more resilient in the face of climate change.

AICCRA Ghana bolsters the livelihoods of resource-poor farmers across Ghana, and supports greater food security in the country by getting innovations developed by CGIAR and its partners 'off the shelves' and into fields.

The team connects existing local, regional and international expertise to strengthen the technical, institutional and human capacity of Ghanaian organisations. 

Through this partnership-led approach, we aim to improve farmers access to climate information services and the technology and innovation that underpins climate-smart agriculture. 

Building on the track record of the CGIAR, the project will launch a 'One-Health Platform for Climate-Driven Pests and Diseases' for more optimal health outcomes for people, animals and plants.

The project is aligned to the Biorisk Management Facility (BIMAF), a CGIAR multi-stakeholder platform hosted by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Benin, West Africa.

To support this project, the AICCRA-Ghana team will identify pilot sites to train farmers in successfully implementing 'one-health' and climate-smart agriculture projects. 

Finally, the AICCRA-Ghana team will launch public awareness campaigns to support new business models which engage enterprises led by women and young people.