The European Alliance on Agricultural knowledge for Development

We are glad to share with you a new call for experts for a very interesting value chain analysis in Ghana on Sorghum!

The profiles are detailed below. Each expert will have 45 working days (50 for the team leader).

The period for the study is April-November 2019.

Please send the CVs of candidates to giorgia.mei@agrinatura-eu.eu and to sara.jones@agrinatura-eu.eu, by Wednesday 6 march, COB.

The ToR will also be circulated as soon as approved – but the studies are expected to be standard.

The study will be undertaken by using the VCA4D methodology, as described in the ‘Methodological Brief. Tools and Methods’. https://europa.eu/capacity4dev/value-chain-analysis-for-development-vca4d-/documents/methodological-brief-v12

Context:

Sorghum production development is targeted by the Government of Ghana because of its contribution in terms of value added and for processing opportunities that are drawing the attention of investors, particularly in the northern areas of the country. A VCA study has been requested by the EU and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to improve the understanding of the functioning of the VC and to provide a baseline against which to measure future changes in the sorghum production.

In this context, since 2017 the EU has been supporting the MOAP-  Market Oriented Agriculture Programme with a co-funding of 20 MEUR and with a duration of 7 years. The programme, implemented by the MoFA and supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, aims at creating new jobs, increase productivity, enhance product quality and preserve the environment in the agricultural sector, targeting mainly small-holder farmers. The MOAP provides more specifically policy advice to decision-makers and trains agricultural advisors to improve the competitiveness of the value chains (VC) for groundnuts, soybeans, mango, pineapple, citrus fruits, cashew, vegetables, rice and sorghum. Interventions in the sorghum VC target in particular the Northern areas of the country.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in contact!

 

 

Photo from: http://businessdayghana.com/sorghum-farmers-get-equipment-healthy-grains/