U.S. Launches $7 Million Initiative to Aid Farmers During Lean Season in Ghana

Accra, GHANA – The United States Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations (UN) World Food Programme (WFP), is embarking on a one-year effort to provide vital support to farmers during the lean season in Ghana. Valued at $7 million, the newly launched Farmer Support Activity aims to bolster …

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U.S. Supports $25 Million Boost in Lending to Agricultural Sector in Ghana

ACCRA, GHANA – The United States Government has partnered with two Ghanaian financial institutions, Absa Bank Ghana and Opportunity International Savings and Loans, to support $25 million in new financing for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Ghana’s agricultural sector. The partnerships, led by the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) in coordination with …

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U.S. and Ghana Ministry of Industry Host Ghana Agribusiness Investment Summit 

Accra, GHANA – The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Ghana Ministry of Industry will host the Ghana Agribusiness Investment Summit November 16-18, 2021.  The virtual summit, which opens today, will bring together over 400 stakeholders in the agribusiness sector, transaction advisors, financial institutions, and investors, along with representatives of the United States and Ghana governments, …

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Deputy Secretary Censky Concludes U.S.-West Africa Trade Mission in Ghana

ACCRA – U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky led a trade mission to West Africa, October 28-31, to help United States exporters foster new opportunities in a region where strong economic growth is driving demand for American exports of food and farm products. The trade mission was based in Accra, Ghana, and included buyer …

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Remarks by Ambassador Sullivan at the U.S. Beef –Wine – Rice Promotional Event

Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan at the U.S. Beef –Wine – Rice Promotional Event Accra Marriott Friday, September 6, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.   Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Food and Drug Administration, the Honorable Delese Mimi Darko; Director General of the Ghana Standards Authority, the Honorable Alexander Nii Otoo Dodoo; Director …

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USAID Celebrates Contributions of Women in Agribusiness

Accra, GHANA—On December 5, 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and MEL Consulting Limited hosted a “Women in Agribusiness” Summit to highlight the contributions of women in Ghana’s agricultural sector. The event brought together women-led agribusinesses, farmers, processors, business service providers, financial institutions, the Government of Ghana and development partners. In attendance …

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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Melinda Tabler-Stone at the Biotechnology Workshop for Women in Science

On November 2, 2017, Deputy Chief of Mission Melinda Tabler-Stone joined more than 80 scientists, researchers, government representatives and farmers for the Biotechnology Workshop for Women in Science, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy. The forum brought together African women involved in agricultural research and policy making to discuss innovations in agriculture and biotechnology in Ghana …

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USA Poultry and Egg Export Council Gala Dinner Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson

The Honorable Minister for Tourism, Culture and the Creative Arts, Mrs. Catherine Afeku, CEO of the Food and Drug Authority, Mrs Delese Mimi Darko, Executive Director of the Ghana Standards Authority, Professor Alex Dodoo, Colleagues, Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, Good evening and welcome to this year’s USA Poultry and Egg Export Council – or USAPEEC …

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United States and Ghana Promote Seed Sector Development

Accra, GHANA—On August 24, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through the U.S. government’s Feed the Future Initiative, launched the National Seed Trade Association of Ghana (NASTAG), in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and other development partners. NASTAG is a partnership between producers, traders, government institutions and processors in the …

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