• Handing Over for Commencement of the Rehabilitation and Modernization of the KLBIP
    Handing Over for Commencement of the Rehabilitation and Modernization of the KLBIP
    On Wednesday February 21, 2018, the Ghana Commercial Agriculture Project (GCAP), in collaboration with the Ghana Irrigation Development Authority (GIDA), Traditional Leaders, and Local Authority of the Torgorme area of the North Tongu District handed over the Kpong Left Bank Irrigation Project to the selected contractor - OM Metals Infraprojects & SPML - to undertake the physical rehabilitation and modernization of the scheme. Some 450 hectares of the scheme was developed under the MIDA project, but has been largely under-used due to some technical problems. GCAP is funding the rehabilitation of the existing 450 hectares and developing an additional 1,550 hectares. Approximately 150km of new canals will be constructed under the contract, which is expected to be completed within 18 months. The consultants on the project is WAPCOS, and they will be working closely with engineers from GCAP and GIDA.
  • Aerial View of Sugarland Ltd's Environdomes – One of GCAP's Beneficiaries
    Aerial View of Sugarland Ltd's Environdomes – One of GCAP's Beneficiaries
    Sugarland Limited is an agro-based horticulture company. Thanks to GCAP's support the company is becoming the leading producer of high quality fruits and vegetables in Ghana in an environmentally sustainable manner. The company was supported by GCAP to purchase and installed 7 pairs of environdomes and construct a 7MT pack house. The company has seen improved and high yields following GCAP's support.
  • Aerial View of Abians Agro's Drying Floor – One of GCAP's Beneficiaries
    Aerial View of Abians Agro's Drying Floor – One of GCAP's Beneficiaries
    Abians Company Limited is a successful family agribusiness which started operations as a retailer of agro-chemicals to farmers within Kpong Irrigation Scheme (KIS). Abians received a matching grant support from GCAP in completing a 3,000MT warehouse and construction of a 2,842 square meter drying floor. These interventions have significantly improved performance of the company. For example, as a result of these interventions, the company is able to offer the incentive of free service for usage of its facilities: drying floor and warehouse, to out-growers and farmers at large.
  • Akandem Farms Ltd's Warehouse – Support by GCAP
    Akandem Farms Ltd's Warehouse – Support by GCAP
    Akandem Farms Limited (Akandem, or “Company”) is a successful and well-managed family agribusiness that is into production and aggregation of cereals, legumes and vegetables. It has an expansive network of out-growers estate in seven farming communities of Chuchuliga, Namonsa, Kalijisa, Bilinsa, Kori, Kadima and Yemonsa in the Builsa District of the Upper East Region. The company benefited from the GCAP matching grants intervention by receiving support to develop 200ha including a solar-powered borehole and a 250MT capacity warehouse,
  • Aerial View of GADCO's rice field – One of GCAP's Beneficiaries
    Aerial View of GADCO's rice field – One of GCAP's Beneficiaries
    The Global Agro-Development Company Limited (GADCO) is a private limited liability company incorporated in 2010 by a group of young entrepreneurs. In July 2015, RMG Concepts Limited, the parent company of WIENCO acquired the company as a going concern and are currently operating the farm. Under GCAP’s Matching Grant Scheme, GADCO benefited from 120ha land development which included canal, bunds and access roads, electricity extension to its rice mill and silo, and construction of an equipment shed.

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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 to improve agricultural productivity and production of both smallholder and nucleus farms in selected project intervention areas with increased access to reliable water, land, finance, agricultural inputs and output markets. 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

Agribusiness Investment Promotion

GCAP is providing needed support to the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) 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.

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