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GHANA CASSAVA INDUSTRIALIZATION PARTNERSHIP PROJECT (GCIPP)

BACKGROUND

Based on significant on-going private sector investment in the cassava value chain, demand for the crop is projected to increase. It is estimated that over 60,000MT of cassava are processed industrially mostly for production of traditional packaged foods.

Industrial cassava requirement is estimated at over $20 million worth of cassava being supplied annually benefiting over 50,000 smallholder farmers. Latent demand for industrial processing is estimated to grow at 1.6 million MT per annum accounting for both domestic demand from Ghanaian industries and regional demand from other ECOWAS market.

 CHALLENGE

Smallholder farmers in Ghana are unable to access these huge markets to improve their livelihoods and incomes due to lack of structure markets through forward contracts agreements with off-takers, lack of adoption of good planting materials which are required by markets, weak technical skills in GAP and postharvest technologies, low volume of supply of fresh cassava, and poor quality of produce

GOAL

To catalyse and sustain an inclusive agricultural transformation in Ghana to increase incomes and improve household food security through consistent supply and processing of cassava for both industrial and food uses.

Implementing Partners include:
  1. Agri-Impact Consult
  2. Food Research Institute
  3. Crop Research Institute,
  4. Ohumpong Investment Limted
  5. JOSMA Agro Processing Limited
  6. Ghana Industrial Cassava Stakeholders Platform and
  7. Ministry of Trade and Industry

 

OBJECTIVES
  • To enhance productivity of 110,000 smallholder farmers to cultivate 110,000ha of cassava farm, increase yield from 12tons/ha to 30tons/ha and produce at least 1.8million tons of fresh cassava (Technology Adoption)
  • Increase and improve primary processing to reduce post-harvest losses by 50% and cost of supply
  • Increase capacity of smallholders farming households and agricultural system to be better prepared for and adapt to shocks and stresses
  • Facilitate affordable financing and non-financial incentives to smoothen value chain activities
SPECIFIC ROLES OF PARTNER IN THE CONSORTIUM
CSIR-FOOD RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  • Building the technical capacities of cassava processing firms
  • Facilitating the establishment and monitoring of a quality management system
  • Facilitating the establishment of a strategy for Business Process Re-engineering

 

 

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