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You are warmly welcome to the official website of the Ghana Commercial Agriculture Project (GCAP). 

The Ghana Commercial Agricultural Project (GCAP) was established in 2012 under the auspices of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) with a total investment support of US $145 million. Of this amount, US$100 million is a credit from the World Bank – International Development Association (IDA), with the remaining US$ 45 million being a USAID grant.

Project Development Objectives

GCAP aims to move farming from the present subsistence level to a commercial level that ensures wealth creation and food security in the country.

The objective of GCAP is increased access to reliable water, land, finance, agricultural inputs and output markets by smallholder and nucleus farmers in selected project intervention areas. In line with this objective, GCAP is embarking on the rehabilitation and modernization of existing public irrigation infrastructure, notably the Kpong Irrigation Scheme (KIS), the Kpong Left Bank Irrigation Project (KLBIP), all in the Eastern Region, and the Tono and Vea irrigation dams in the Upper East Region.

Private sector players will be introduced to the management of the irrigation schemes and support given to the participation of farmers in the management of irrigation and drainage assets.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

Some of the achievements of the project so far are the following:

1. Agribusiness Investment Promotion

GCAP is providing needed support to the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (CIPC) to develop a strategic plan for the agriculture sector, carry out research on the investment climate in agriculture, and develop the capacity of GIPC staff for commercial agriculture investments. Read More

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Commercial Agriculture

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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