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You are warmly welcome to the official website of the Ghana Commercial Agriculture Project (GCAP). GCAP is a US$ 145m Government of Ghana project, funded jointly by the World Bank and the USAID with the view to developing the commercial agriculture sector in Ghana. GCAP seeks to increase access to land, private sector finance, and input-output markets by smallholder farms, through private-public partnerships in the Accra Plains and Savannah Accelerated Development (SADA) zones in Ghana.  

At GCAP, we are aiming to redefine commercial agriculture in Ghana, by our unique definition of the concept of commercial agriculture, which we see in terms of economic activities anywhere along the agricultural value chain that have a market orientation. To us, commercial agriculture does not necessarily imply large scale, mechanized production technologies, although such enterprises are covered by the project. It is the conviction of the project that small holder, family farms can be “commercial” if they interact sufficiently with the market (for inputs and especially outputs). Agri-business and agro-processing – large- and small-scale – are also included.

Among other things, GCAP would be undertaking a number of interventions and matching grants aimed at supporting Ghana’s commercial agriculture renaissance. The project is positioned to developing large-scale irrigation canals; undertaking essential and development; facilitating land acquisition; supporting and extending nucleus investments for the benefit of small-holders and out-growers, and expanding infrastructure into out-grower lands.

The project is also poised to ensure that Ghana attracts private sector investors into agriculture; promote a secure investment climate that focuses on access to land; establish a one-stop shop for investment in the agricultural sector; facilitate substantial investment in production, processing and ancillary businesses; provide assistance for the establishment and expansion of nucleus farms, with suitable linkages with out-growers, and provide critical infrastructure such as roads, power connections, warehouses and storage facilities.

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Project Development Objective

For the purposes of this project commercial agriculture is defined as economic activities anywhere along the agricultural value chain that have a market orientation. It does not necessarily imply large scale, mechanized production technologies although such enterprises would qualify. Small holder, family farms can be commercial if they interact sufficiently with the market (for inputs and especially outputs). Agri-business and agro-processing – large- and small-scale – is also included. It would not include extremely poor marginalized households dependent on subsistence farming under extremely fragile and disadvantaged circumstances. Read More

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