|Approval Date||15 Dec 2017|
|Signature Date||15 Mar 2018|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Mar 2023|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The Savannah Zone Agricultural Productivity Improvement Project (SAZAPIP) aims at transforming agricultural value chains for food and nutrition security, job and wealth creation in the Northern Savannah Zone of Ghana. This project will increase farmers’ food and nutrition security and incomes through increased agricultural productivity and diversification; and enhance the creation and strengthening of agribusinesses to increase incomes of actors along selected value chains on a sustainable basis. It has been designed within the context of the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda II (GSGDA II). The Savannah Zone holds major agricultural promise that when harnessed will transform the lives of the zone's inhabitants quite significantly, yet the zone constitutes the poorest part of the country with a poverty rate of over 40%, which is about the double of the national average. The zone is characterized with relatively more challenging agro-ecological conditions, low socio-economic indicators and historical deficit in public investments in infrastructure and services. The SAZAPIP will be implemented over a five-year period (2018 – 2023) at a total cost of UA 40.38 million. The project has four components: (i) Crop Productivity Improvement; (ii) Value Chains & Agribusiness Development; (ii) Infrastructure Development; and (iii) Project Coordination, Management, Monitoring and Evaluation.
The development objective of the project is to transform agricultural value chains for food and nutrition security, job and wealth creation. The specific project objectives is to increase farmers’ food and nutrition security and incomes through increased agricultural productivity and diversification; and enhance the creation and strengthening of agribusinesses to increase incomes of actors along selected value chains on a sustainable basis.
The direct beneficiaries are about 50,000 economically active smallholders living in the selected agro-processing zones; and the processing firms that serve as a direct market for the farmers. The indirect beneficiaries include the entire population (consumers) that will benefit from the availability of food and business associations who provide services to the producers and processors. This number is expected to increase significantly when other economically active value chain entrepreneurs get involved in the Project. Among the target group, women and youth play a major role in crop production, processing, small enterprises operation and marketing. About 50% of beneficiaries (women) will be specifically targeted in project activities and shall reap benefits.
African Development Fund
Government Of Ghana
Ministry of Food and Agriculture
|Last Update||12 May 2021|