FAO in Ghana


The Country Programming Framework (CPF) sets out three government priority areas to guide FAO partnership and support with the Government of Ghana. This framework brings together innovative international best practices and global standards with national and regional expertise during the next five years from 2018 to 2022, to enhance the Food and Agriculture organization’s response to challenges faced by the country in its mandate areas 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 1: Sustainable Agriculture drives Agro-Industrialization and Economic Growth


The priority area’s main challenge addresses the sustainable improvement of productivity in agriculture, forestry and fisheries, and related services in the context of an increasingly stressed natural resource base due to increased competition for natural resources, spread of transboundary pests and diseases of plants and animals, environmental degradation and climate change.

Outcome 1: Productive Agriculture drives sustainable industrialization, improves livelihoods, and ensures a hunger and malnutrition-free nation.

Priority Area 2: Sustainable natural resource management for a safe, secure and productive environment

This priority is concerned with strengthening capacities of institutions to implement cross-sectoral policies and international instruments that foster sustainable production and address climate change and environmental degradation. FAO works towards the sustainable use and responsible governance of natural resources for improvement of agricultural productivity, and a safe and secure environment, strategic interventions will cover the following outputs.

Outcome 5: Environmental governance at national and local levels is effective, efficient and coherent.

Priority Area 3:  Resilient livelihoods for reduced vulnerability and rural poverty


This priority focuses on Reinforced capacities of national authorities and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector for emergency preparedness to reduce the impact of natural threats and crises.

Outcome 6:  Urban and rural community resilience is increased due to access to affordable services, knowledge and tools.