Ghana Electronic Agriculture Project

Details of the organization
Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Republic of Ghana
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

Information about the project
Ghana Electronic Agriculture Project
e-Agriculture Ghana
Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) is a Civil Service institution charged with the responsibility of creating an enabling environment for the growth and development of the food and agricultural sector. It is the lead agent and focal point of the government, responsible for developing and executing policies and strategies for the food and agriculture sector within the context of setting up and implementing a set of coordinated national socio-economic growth and development agenda. In order to reverse the diminishing fortunes of agriculture in Ghana, In March 2008, the Government of Ghana and the World Bank launched the West Africa Agriculture Productivity Program (WAAPP). A project under the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, piloted an electronic extension of agriculture technical services to farmers and other stakeholders in the Agriculture sector through the use of a web portal, call center facility and an interactive voice response system to assist farmers.
National implementation: Ghana
Ongoing from 17/02/2014 to 16/08/2016
The Hon. Minister of Food and Agriculture Republic of Ghana Madam Azara Ali Mamshie WAAPP National Coordinator West Africa Agriculture Productivity Program Dr. Simeon Von Salakpi e-Agriculture National Coordinator Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana Michael Tetteh Assistant Programmer e-Agriculture project Yussif Abubakar Principal Computer Operator e-Agriculture Project Ministry of Food and Agriculture The World Bank Group Elorm Richmond Agboso Technical Director Prep eeZ Tech Limited Kow A. Sam Chief Executive Officer Prep eez Tech Limited

WSIS information
      * E-agriculture
  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources
  • Goal 15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
  • Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
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