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Project Summary

The Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) is implementing the Ghana Commercial Agriculture Project (GCAP) with funds from the World Bank and USAID. The project development objective (PDO) is to improve agricultural productivity and production of both smallholder and nucleus farms in selected project intervention areas in Ghana.

Under its Matching Grants Scheme, GCAP has implemented the First Call in the Accra Plains and SADA Zone, and the Nasia-Nabogo Inland Valley (NNIV) project in the Northern Region. Under the First Call, GCAP provided support to 31 nucleus farmers and 9,350 outgrowers with land development, warehouses, irrigation infrastructure, access roads and capacity building.

At the Nasia-Nabogo, having identified the area as an important growth pole, GCAP has successfully completed technical feasibility studies covering an area of 20,000ha. Of this, 10,000ha has been identified a suitable for inland valley rice production. GCAP has therefore developed a total of 600ha with contour bunds to cultivate rice. Beneficiaries under the NNIV project are 6 investors and about 350 smallholder farmers. The other 10,000ha which is suitable for irrigation development has been packaged into an infopack to be marketed to investors for development under a PPP arrangement.

GCAP is also undertaking rehabilitation and modernization of the four major irrigation schemes namely;

  • Kpong Left Bank Irrigation Project (KLBIP) – Volta Region
  • Kpong Irrigation Scheme (KIS) – Eastern/Greater Accra Region
  • Tono Irrigation Scheme – Upper East Region

1st Call Matching Grants Highlights

Selection of Grantees

  • Applied - 175
  • Shortlisted - 43
  • Selected - 31

Grantee Locations

  • no. of grantees

Interventions

Nasia Nabogo Inland Valley Highlights

Selection of Grantees

  • Applied
  • Shortlisted
  • Selected

Grantee Locations

  • no. of grantees

Interventions

Irrigation Rehabilitation Highlights

Kpong Left Bank Irrigation Scheme

Project Name: Rehabilitation and Modernization of Kpong Left Bank Irrigation Project

Command Area: Increase in command area from existing 450 hectares to 2,000 hectares, with 150km of new canal

Scope of Work: Repair of existing main & supply canal linings, construction of new canals (150km) to cover an additional area of 1550 hectares, automation of valves and gates to improve water supply efficiency

Kpong Irrigation Scheme

Project Name: Rehabilitation and Modernization of Kpong Irrigation Scheme

Command Area: Rehabilitate existing scheme of 3200 hectares (no new areas and canals)

Scope of Work: Reshaping of canals and drains, construction of infield roads for small trucks, upgrade/repair maintenance and inspection roads along canal and drain embankments, automation of valves and gates to improve water supply efficiency

Tono Irrigation Scheme

Project Name: Rehabilitation and Modernization of Tono Irrigation Scheme

Command Area: Rehabilitate existing scheme of 2490 hectares (no new areas and canals)

Scope of Work: Repair of concrete lining on the main gravity canal, demarcation of Tono lakeshore buffer-zone, improvement/repair works on the dam wall, crest road and spillway retaining walls and chute, automation of valves and gates to improve water supply efficiency