Afram Plains District Agric. Dev’t Project

AFRAM PLAINS DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (APDADP)

  • COUNTRY: GHANA
  • PROJECT ID: P-GH-AA0-015
  • TITLE OF PROJECT: APDADP
  • LOCATION: AFRAM PLAINS DISTRICT
  • EXECUTING AGENCY: MOFA
  • TOTAL COST OF PROJECT: $32.5M (100%)
  • ADF LOAN:                          $28.9 M(88.95%)
  • GOG COMPONENT:                      $3.6M (11.05%)
  • DATE OF APPROVAL: 24th MAY, 2006
  • DATE OF COMMENCEMENT: JULY, 2006
  • DURATION: 5 YEARS
  • COMPLETION: 2012
  • PROJECT EFFECTIVENESS: FEB. 2, 2007

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

  • SECTOR GOAL: POVERTY REDUCTION
  • SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:

-INCREASING AGRIC. OUTPUT

-IMPROVING HOUSEHOLD INCOMES OF BENEFICIARIES

 

PROJECT COMPONENTS

FOUR MAJOR COMPONENTS

1) PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT

2) INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

3) INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING

4) PROJECT MANAGEMENT

PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT

Crop production Improvement

Rain water management

  • 900 groups of 25 members each to be formed by selected NGO

Activities to cover;

– 16,984 ha of maize

– 11323 ha of yam

– 11,323 ha of cashew

– 5,660 ha of cassava

Seed Multiplication

  • 50 seed growers to be trained, supervised and certified by the GLDB

Selection criteria:

– experience

– land availability

– willingness to participate in this activity

  • Source of planting material from:

– CRI

– CDP

– RTIMP

Improved irrigated vegetable production

Project beneficiaries:

  • 971 farm families in 53 farmer groups in 22 communities would be involved (70%  should be women).
  • 22 Sensitization workshops to be held (one in each community).
  • 20 Farmer groups to benefit from matching grants for irrigation pumps as follows:
    • – Groups                      – 40%
    • – Project Resources     – 60%

LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT


Fodder Banks and Dugouts

– Five (5)  200 ha fodder banks to be sited at the following areas: Dwarf Island, Forifori, Amankwa Tornu, Mim Chemfre and Mame Krobo
– Communities PARTICIPATION-  site selection, planning, development and operation of the banks.
– Project resources will be used for establishing fodder banks, constructing the dugouts and cost of securing planting materials.

 

Genetic Improvement
– The project would purchase the following from the LDP for crossing farmers stock.
20 genetically improved bulls
100 male goats
100 male sheep
500 cockerels
– Farmers are not to pay any fees for the use of these animals, but to provide shelter for them.
– Project to support the vaccination of poultry and ruminants
– Train and equip 26 Community Livestock Animals Workers at the Animal Health and Production College, Pong Tamale.

FISHERIES RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

– 3 million fingerlings (1 million yearly) to be used to restock the Volta Lake
– 120 fisherfolk groups to be formed.
– 240 cages (Acadja technology)

 

Forestry Conservation and Reforestation
– 10 Community nurseries to be established to produce 25,000 seedlings each annually.
– Community-based nursery committees to be formed in the beneficiary communities.
– Green belts and woodlots to be established.

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

Upgrading feeder Roads

  • The project will upgrade 200km of feeder roads.

Boreholes

  • 20 boreholes will be drilled in 20 communities.
  • 20 WATSAN committees to be formed and trained in the operation and maintenance of the boreholes.

Ferry Services
– The project will rehabilitate two cargo ferries

– Finance the study of a sustainability plan for the management of the ferry services.

Market Facilities
– 10 market facilities; 5 for crops and vegetables and 5 for livestock will be constructed.
– Form Community Market Committees to manage the facilities.

Crop Storage Facilities

– 5 demonstration storage facilities will be constructed at Donkorkrom, Forifori, Tease, Maame Krobo and Agodeke.
– Form Storage Facility Management Committees to mange facilities.

Rehabilitation of Office and Staff Houses
The project will finance the rehabilitation of the following:
– Renovation:-Office (DADU Office and extension, Veterinary Clinic).
– Residential Accommodation sustainability plan for the management of the ferry services.

INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING

Beneficiary Farmer groups

  • 1,138 Farmer groups of 25 members each will be mobilised, trained and organised formed as follows:

– 900 groups for rain water management.

– 53 groups for irrigated vegetable production

– 120 groups for fishing activities

–          65 groups for livestock production

–          Training will be in the following areas:

–          group dynamics, group formation and team building.

–          Participatory training and extension

–          Water and environmental management

–          Basic book keeping and farm budgeting

–          Marketing

–          Credit management

–          Two farmer group tours will be undertaken each year.

  • Train 4 certified private seed growers per annum.
  • 8 farmer field days will be organised annually.

DADU

  • Training needs assessment survey.
  • Training for DADU Staff
  • Provision of 44 motor bikes for DDOs, AEAs  and staff of collaborating partners
  • Provision of 5 double cabin pickups
  • SMSs at the DADU to receive on the job training
  • External training for SMS at M.Sc level.
  • Training of 6 staff in specialised courses in universities in Ghana

GIDA

Train staff at GIDA in irrigation technology.

The project will support the training centre with 2 Computers(1 Desktop and 1laptop computers.

Extension services

Achieve the target of  32 AEAs to improve extension coverage.

Rural bank

Train 3 qualified staff at the University of Ghana to the MSc level (in project appraisal, evaluation and monitoring, business management,accounting and book keeping.

AgSSIP Secretariat

Staff training, provision of office equipment and transport (1 double cabin pickup) for field supervision.

Market Information System

– Training of DADU staff in radio broadcasts in extension methodology.

– The project will finance exchange of other agricultural experiences.

HIV/ Malaria

The project will provide funds to the following outfits:

– Aids Control Commission for Anti-AIDS campaigns

– Ministry of Health for Anti-Malaria campaigns

GAC and MOH are to develop training modules on the subjects in the courses to be organised for the various target groups.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • AgSSIP Secretariat will be responsible for the implementation of the project.
  • The PCMU shall:
    • co-ordinate, monitor and evaluate the day to day operations of the project.
    • be responsible for procurement of equipment and materials needed for the project implementation.

Sign MOUs with the Ministries of Road Transport; Fisheries and Land Mines and Forestry  and provide financial support the for services rendered by  their staff working directly with the project.

.Recruit consultants, contractors and NGOs for specific assignments under the project such as:
– baseline surveys
– group mobilisation
– Fingerlings production
– Development of road designs
– Road construction
– Geophysical surveys and Borehole construction
– fodder bank and dugout construction
– Construction of market facilities
– Construction of crop storage facilities
– Rehabilitation of DADU Offices, Residential accommodation and Vet Clinic & Lab
– Organise on-the -job training and academic training for DADU staff and staff of collaborating partners.

EXPECTED INCREMENTAL PRODUCTION OUTPUTS

PRODUCTION

Crop Sub-sector

At full development, there will be an incremental production of the following:

Maize              –           54,400 tonnes

Yam                –           84,920 tonnes

Cashew           –           11,320 tonnes

Cassava           –           88,290 tonnes

Pepper             –           11,155 tonnes

Tomatoes         –           2,910 tonnes

Onions             –           2,330 tonnes

Okra                –          2,720 tonnes

Livestock Sub-Sector

Beef                             –          4,940 tonnes

Sheep & Goat meat      –          10,970 tonnes

Poultry                         –             9,000 tonnes

Fish                             –             6,000 tonnes

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