Concept of Japanese Technical Cooperation
- Sharing the knowledge and experience among C/P, beneficiaries and experts with high priority on sustainability
- Enabling people to become self-reliant, solving their challenges through their own self-help efforts
- Development of human resources through the implementation of Project activities
The Inland Valleys Rice Development Project (IVRDP) is being implemented by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture at a total cost of UA 17.1 million, comprising a loan of UA 15 million (88%) from the African Development Bank (AFDB) and a Government of Ghana contribution of UA 2.1 million (12%).
PROJECT RATIONALE AND CONCEPT
Ghana has abundant natural resource base from the numerous inland valleys found in the country’s agro-ecological zones. It has been demonstrated that inland valley rice production is more profitable than both conventional irrigation and upland cropping, provided water management is improved and farmers adopt improved rice production practices. The IVRDP is providing a basis for sustainable rice development in the inland valleys through provision of simple, low-cost water management structures (weirs, dykes, canals, drains and basins/ plots), use of improved production inputs and post-harvest management practices.