Programmes Projects & Potentials (VR)

SPECIAL PROJECTS / PROGRAMMES

Table: Special Projects

S/N PROJECT / PROGRAMME DISTRICTS MAIN ACTIVITIES
1 Food Crops Development Project Krachi East The project concentrated on assisting farmers with inputs in the production of maize, cowpea, groundnut, soybean and sorghum
2 Root & Tuber Improvement & Marketing Programme Ho, Akatsi, Krachi East, Kadjebi, Krachi West Link all in the value chain to establish an effective marketing system that will be beneficial to all players
3 Millennium Challenge Accounts Kpnado, Hohoe, Akatsi, Ketu North, Ketu South, North Tongu, South Tongu, Keta
4 Rice Sector Support Project Hohoe, Jasikan, Kadjebi
5 Livestock Development Project North Tongu, South Tongu, Nkwanta South, Nkwanta North
6 Cashew Development Project Nkwanta South, Nkwanta North
7 Export Marketing Quality & Awareness Programme Kpnado, Hohoe, Akatsi, Ketu North, Ketu South, North Tongu, South Tongu, Keta, Ho, Kadjebi Capacity building for horticultural farmers:

Fruit fly management, Post-harvest handling in mango and pineapple, Pruning of mango plantation, Production of horticultural crops, Infrastructure Development.

8 New Rice for Africa Kadjebi, Kpando Provision of support for institutions

Provision of support for individuals and farmer groups

9 Block Farm Programme All the 18 Districts
10 Market Oriented Agricultural Programme MOAP in collaboration with SNV has established a database to store data on farmers (mango and pineapple), Input dealers, Processors and the Financial Institutions

Fruit fly control. Several sensitization and training workshops have been organized for horticultural farmers in the district on the control of fruitfully

Capacity building for MoFA staff in mango and pineapple production

RESOURCES

Key human resources are related to health, education and skills. There are several professional officers dedicated to fisheries activities in the Region, especially in areas of fish health, aquaculture, fish processing, cage culture, extension services, fisheries management, research, hatchery operation, land and water management, fish trade, and policy issues. An important strength of the stakeholders is their extensive knowledge and skills associated with the natural resources around them.

Important physical assets in the fishing communities include: are markets, roads and road transport, fishing gear and equipment, fish processing facilities.

Processing equipment: A variety of different tools and equipment is used to process fish e.g. smoking kilns.

Outboard engines: Used mainly in the marine fishery to propel canoes to and from fishing grounds. Important means of power for transport canoes which are vital to the livelihoods of Lake Volta communities.

Transport canoes: Used for transporting people, fish, fish products and other goods on Lake Volta; very important, especially for remote communities which are inaccessible by road.

Storage Facilities: There are over 70 cold storage facilities.

Fishing canoes & fishing gears: Canoes enable fishermen to fish in the sea, lakes and rivers. A variety of nets and traps are used by fishermen.

Markets: Provide an important service and focal point for buying, selling and service delivery by providers such as agricultural extension and health. They are important sources of revenue for District Assemblies. There are several fish markets and relatively well serviced peri-urban communities that provide a lot of services to fishing communities, the Islands and the over-banks.

The Region can boast of forest reserves under government control as well as woodlots under traditional authority control. Firewood availability is, therefore, not a problem for post-harvest stakeholders in fish smoking.

Roads: Important for distribution of fish and fish products and access to goods and services. (road infrastructure is well developed and this has led to improved access to transport services and markets).

Other infrastructure relates to housing, hospitals, clinics, schools, clean water supplies, constant and stable electricity, fish landing infrastructure.

NON-TRADITIONAL COMMODITIES

  • Snail farming
  • Grasscutter rearing
  • Ostrich
  • Beekeeping

IRRIGATION POTENTIALS

  • About 83,500 Ha available for irrigation

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