|District||Number of birds received||% Recovery||% Mortality|
Fowls under Cockerel Project
Credit in Kind Scheme (Sheep)
|District||No. of Beneficiaries||No. of animals supplied||No. of Births||Mortalities
|No. of animals
by end of April
*High mortality is attributed to PPR infection and stress during transit
Credit in Kind Scheme (Pigs)
|District||No. of Beneficiaries||No. of animals received||Mortalities
|ASHMA||15||60||0||All animals given out were females.
No births have been recorded but 7 are pregnant.
- Six districts participated ( Dangme East, Dangme West, TMA, Ashaiman, Ga South and Adentan)
- Enterprises include:
– Onion (100Ha)
– Tomatoes (100Ha)
– Rice Grain (250Ha)
Total Land Area (450Ha)
Total Government Expenditure – GH¢ 252,943.70
|District||Area under cultivation (Ha)||Direct employment||Indirect Employment||Total Employment|
|Enterprise||Target area to be cultivated||Actual area under cultivation|
District Distribution of Enterprises
|No.||Districts||Area under cultivation per commodity by districts (Ha)||Total area per district (Ha)|
|Ha||Bottle (800g)||Ha||Sachets (100g)||Ha||Sachets (100g)||Ha||Bags (45kg)||Ha||Bags (40kg)|
- Land Preparation:
– Ongoing in all participating districts (Ga South completed)
– AMSECs and other individual operators have been engaged.
– Farmers have agreed to fund land preparation (Gh¢40 per acre)
- Fertilizer distribution:
– Distribution of fertilizer is on-going (supplies made to TMA and Ga South)
– Total quantity to be supplied include 3008 bags of NPK, 1481 bags of urea and 500 bags of Sulphate of Ammonia
FERTILIZER SUBSIDY PROGRAMME
|Fertilizer type||Qty Received by Region||Qty sold out||% Utilisation||Total Subsidy to be Paid (GH¢)|
|Sulphate of Ammonia||29,869||28,952||96.93%||492,184|
The Greater Accra Region recognizes the role of private sector in developing a viable agribusiness that is market-driven. In this context, the region encourages both domestic and foreign investments in agribusiness through investor-friendly policies that include:-
- Land: Facilitating acquisition of suitable sites and lands for various agri-businesses.
- Infrastructure: Facilitating the provision of basic infrastructure including roads, drainage, irrigation, water and electricity supply.
- Accessibility: The region is easily accessible by sea ports, airport and roads. The region also has infrastructure for ICT in the country.
- Labour: The region has a large pool of educated workforce to support modern agribusiness development.
There are several agricultural opportunities in the Greater Accra region. These include but are not limited to the following:
- Well Developed Irrigation Facility:
The presence of large water bodies (Densu and Volta) has contributed to the development of large scale irrigation schemes (covering an area 3599ha). These schemes comprise the Dawhenya and Kpong irrigation schemes (for rice and vegetable production), Weija Irrigation scheme (for vegetables) and the Torkpo Irrigation Scheme which is still under construction for rice and vegetable production.
In addition, there are several small scale irrigation schemes such as dams, dug outs and boreholes scattered in the region. Examples include the irrigation sites at Michel camp and Klagon for vegetables and fresh maize production, anyakpor irrigation scheme for women tomato farmers in the Dangme East district, and vegetable farmers at Dzorwulo who have been supported with wells for production of vegetables.
In Dangme West for example, a civil society group has constructed a dam at Kordiabe for irrigation purposes.
A very huge potential for the development of irrigation lies on the Accra Plains between Tema and Ada. Studies are under way to put the area under irrigation.
- Large Scale Markets for Agricultural Produce, and Manufacturing Industries.
In the Greater Accra region, there are markets that have not yet been exploited fully. Areas with well developed markets include the Accra Metropolis, Tema metropolis, Dangme East and West, Ashaiman and Ga East. The region also harbours huge processing and manufacturing industries including Pineapple processing companies (Blue Sky, Processed foods, Oni Spring etc.) meat processing companies (Premier Meat products, for example), tomato processing companies (Trusty Foods, for example) creating ready market for our farmers.
In addition to large scale processing, the region is also promoting small scale and cottage processing industries. Examples include processing of fresh milk into local cheese (wagashi), yoghurt etc., cashew processing into alcoholic beverages and roasted cashew nuts, pineapple into drink and juice, processing of soya into soya milk, soya gari, soya khebab etc.
Road network within the region is also very adequate and links up production communities to the major markets centres.
- Proximity to the Ports and Harbours
The major port and harbour in the country (Kotoka International Airport and Tema Harbour) reside within the Greater Accra Region. This gives a big opportunity for farmers within the region to go into exportable commodities.
- Available Suitable Lands for Crop and Aquaculture Development
Despite the increasing urbanization the region still has huge acreages of land which has not been put under cultivation. These are very good lands suitable for food crop production and aqua-culture development especially within the Dangme West and Dangme East districts. Fortunately these lands are close to the Volta river and therefore can be developed fully under irrigation. Lands within the Dangme East, Ga West, Ga South and Dangme West districts are very suitable for aqua-culture development due to its high clayey and water retention capacity. The region has a number of fingerling production sites in Ashaiman, Dangme West and the Ga West districts which provide a large opportunity for aqua-culture production.
- Large Tracts of Grazing Lands
The region has large tracts of grazing lands in the Dangme East and Dangme West Districts which could be developed further for livestock production. Oversowing of rangelands is being promoted in the Dangme East district under the Livestock Development Project to regrass rangelands for livestock feeding.
Other Areas of Investment
Other areas of investment in the region are marketing of fresh fish. It is very common to see young men by our beach roads selling fresh fish in trays and other containers. This indicates that consumers prefer very fresh fish to deep freezed fish. An ultra modern fresh fish market could be built in Tema or Accra (James town) to sell fresh fish to the general public.