Ghana

Overview of key events

  • February 2012: MAFAP activities launched, including data collection for MAFAP’s price incentives analysis

  • November 2012: Preliminary results from MAFAP’s price incentives analysis presented to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) and capacity development workshop held to train country partners in MAFAP’s methodology for public expenditure analysis

  • April 2013: Capacity development workshop held to train country partners in MAFAP’s methodology for price incentives analysis

  • November 2013: An overview of MAFAP’s approach, methodology, status of activities in Ghana, public expenditure data constraints and preliminary results for three commodities (maize, rice and cocoa) were presented to a wide range of stakeholders at a workshop jointly organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), MOFA and FAO

  • January 2014 and ongoing: The country team is currently working to resolve public expenditure data constraints in order to finalize the analysis, update MAFAP indicators and technical notes to 2011/12, prepare technical notes for three new commodities (cowpeas, cattle and poultry), finalize Ghana’s MAFAP Country Report and produce additional policy briefs on key findings

Policy Analysis Partners

Policy Dialogue Partners

Commodities Analysed

  • The Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate (PPMED) [website]

  • The Ministry of Food and Agriculture Statistics, Research and Information Directorate (SRID)

  • The Science and Technology Research Institute (CSIR-STEPRI) [website]

 

  • The Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate (PPMED)

 

  • Rice
  • Maize
  • Cassava
  • Yam
  • Cocoa
  • Groundnut
  • Sorghum
  • Palm Oil

Key Findings

  • In general, farmers receive lower prices compared to international prices, while consumers sometimes pay higher prices.

  • Domestic prices are converging with international prices. However, ad hoc policies and poorly functioning markets are a significant burden for producers and consumers.

Key Resources

  • Nine technical notes analyzing market incentives and disincentives for maize, rice, cassava, yam, cocoa, groundnuts, palm oil, beans and sorghum

  • One technical note analysing public expenditure to support agriculture and rural development

  • A comprehensive country report

  • A database with all indicators and supporting information used for their calculation

  • Information about capacity development activities on the MAFAP methodology for public expenditure analysis and for market incentives and disincentives

 

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Ghana Policy Briefs