Ghana Advanced Maize Seed Adoption (GAMSAP)

The goal of this partnership is to address several food security and nutrition issues focusing on sustainably increasing the productivity of smallholder maize farmers through formal linkages with commercial farms to improve the smallholder farmer's access to credit, hybrid seeds, better agronomy, secure input and output markets, and storage.

Improving Smallholder Farmer Productivity in Ghana

To help improve the productivity of smallholder maize farmers in Ghana, recently the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and DuPont Pioneer launched the Ghana Advanced Maize Seed Adoption Program (GAMSAP). The program will encourage a network of farmer dealers to use agriculture best practice production techniques. The investment will total more than US $4 million over the next four years. The program is modeled on a similar one undertaken in Ethiopia by ACDI-VOCA, the organization that will implement the program in Ghana. GAMSAP aims to:

  • Increase adoption of hybrid maize seed and related good agricultural practices to increase productivity and profitability;
  • Improve input supply chain to improve farmer access to improved technology
  • Improve post-harvest handling practices; and
  • Increase market linkages with end buyers.

The program will seek partners with other input providers, farm machinery suppliers and local aggregators and processors of maize to provide markets for maize.

Partners

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • ACDI/VOCA

    Implementing NGO, Advocacy NGO
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    ACDI/VOCA is an economic development organization that fosters broad-based economic growth, raises living standards, and creates vibrant communities. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA has...

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Key Information

LocationGhana, West Africa
StatusActive
  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2017
  • ValueUSD 4 Million
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