The Government of Ghana (GoG) through the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) in collaboration with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) intend to participate in the second phase of the West Africa Food System Resilience Programme (FSRP2) under the World Bank Multi-Phase Programmatic Approach (MPA) to strengthen regional food system risk management, improve the sustainability of the productive base in targeted areas and to develop regional agricultural markets. The FSRP2 will contribute to enhancing the capacity of vulnerable households, families, communities, and food systems within the country to face uncertainty and the risk of shocks; to withstand and respond effectively to shocks; as well as to recover and adapt in a sustainable manner.
The Program includes three regional institutions: Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS), The Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS), and the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF). Phase 1 of FSRP countries include Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, and Togo. Phase 2 countries include Chad, Ghana, and Sierra Leone. The Program is expected to end December 2030. Ghana will implement the program for 5 years (expected end date December 2026) with a financing envelope of US$100 Million.
Implementation of FSRP2 is particularly important for Ghana’s food and nutrition security situation due to the uncertainty of the nature and severity of Covid-19 impacts across the agricultural value chain.
Overview of FSRP2 Components
The proposed programme would have five (5) components:
Component 1: Digital Advisory Services for Agriculture and Food Crisis Prevention & Management
- Sub-Component 1.1 Upgrading Food Crisis Prevention and Monitoring Systems
- Sub-Component 1.2 Strengthening Creation and Provision of Digital Advisory Services for Farmers
Component 2: Sustainability & Adaptive Capacity of the Food System’s Productive Base
- Sub-Component 2.1: Adapting/Adopting Innovations and Technologies for Resilient Food Systems
- Sub-Component 2.2: Strengthen Food Security Through Sustainable Practices in Targeted Areas
Component 3: Market Integration and Trade
- Sub-component 3.1: Facilitate Trade Across Key Corridors and Consolidate Food Reserve System
- Sub-component 3.2: Support to Development of Strategic Value chains
Component 4: Contingent Emergency Response Component
Component 5: Project Management
The following are frameworks, plans and procedures under the West Africa Food System Resilience Programme (FSRP2) – Phase 2: