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FAO in Ghana


In order to enhance the organization’s response to challenges faced by the country in its mandate areas, the Government of Ghana and FAO jointly decided to review their cooperation framework through the development of a comprehensive Country Programming Framework (CPF, 2013 - 2016), which sets out three priorities and results for FAO’s medium-term assistance to Ghana . The CPF has been prepared in close collaboration with key Ministries, Departments and Agencies (Ministries of Food and Agriculture, Health, Finance and Economic Planning, Land and Natural Resources, Environment, Science and Technology, and Local Government and Rural Development) as well as NGOs and Development Partners.

Priority Area A: Food and Nutrition Security

This priority area is concerned with productivity improvements, and targets the four pillars of food security – availability, access, utilization and stability. Issues of food safety are also addressed here. Under this are two broad outcomes.

Outcome 1.1: Sustainable increase in medium and smallholder agricultural productivity.

Outcome 1.2: Increased consumption of adequate levels of safe and nutritious foods for improved nutritional status.

Priority Area B: Environment and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

This priority is concerned with sustainable natural resource use and environmental governance, and responses to climate change adaptation and mitigation. Under this are two broad outcomes.

Outcome 2.1: Improved preparedness and response to emergency, natural disasters and crises in the agricultural sector.

Outcome 2.2: Sustainable utilization and management of land, water, fisheries, forestry and genetic resources in an eco-friendly manner.

Priority Area C: Rural Development and Resilient Livelihoods

This priority focuses on the generation and quality of employment, diversification of livelihoods, and improved services and infrastructure in rural areas to reduce poverty, and improve food security while focusing on women, youth and other vulnerable groups. Under this are two broad outcomes.

Outcome 3.1: Agricultural communities better withstand threats and shocks, with the support of adaptive livelihood strategies.

Outcome 3.2: Productivity enhanced, additional employment and income opportunities generated and human resources developed in rural areas.