ACTIVITIES REPORT 2022: GHANA
This material provides an overview of the Republic of Ghana, focusing on its geographical location, agricultural sector, farming systems, and soil characteristics. It also highlights the challenges faced by Ghana's agriculture, including low soil productivity and constraints such as land degradation, pests, diseases, and climate change. The document emphasizes the importance of fertilizer use and improved seed varieties in increasing productivity. It mentions the initiatives the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) took in mapping appropriate fertilizer recommendations for different agroecological zones in West Africa, including Ghana. It further discusses Ghana's fertilizer use and consumption trends, including affordability issues farmers face due to inflation and currency depreciation. It mentions the past interventions of IFDC in Ghana, such as the Agriculture Technology Transfer project, GhanaVeg Project, and West Africa Fertilizer Program. The material also introduces IFDC's current interventions in Ghana, including the 2SCALE, Africafertilizer, EnGRAIS, and FERARI programs. These aim to promote sustainable agribusiness, improve access to agricultural inputs, and develop fertilizer markets. It highlights the alignment of IFDC's approaches with Ghana's agricultural policies and presents the main activities and results achieved by IFDC in Ghana in 2022, mainly through the 2SCALE program.
Sustainable agriculture, Soil fertility, Poverty alleviation, Food security