GhanaVeg Program Update

Report
GhanaVeg – Update on Program Progress
Business Platform – 19 June, 2014
Joep van den Broek
GhanaVeg Program Leader
Introduction
 GhanaVeg: to support the private sector in further
investing in and innovating Ghana’s vegetable sector.
 Our motto is ‘Healthy and quality vegetables from Ghana
through new ways of doing business’.
 The GhanaVeg Business Platform aims to be:
● The meeting place for Ghana’s vegetable sector
● Setting the agenda for future investments
● Preparing strategy and market studies
● Driving the public-private dialogue for the
vegetable sector.
The GhanaVeg Program
 Focus:
● High-value domestic market and exports
● Commercial vegetable crops: tomato, chili peppers,
bell peppers, onions, Asian vegetables, eggplant,
cucumber, squash, melons and spices.
● Private sector: entire chain from input supply to retail
and from logistics to private extension.
● At farm level the project focuses on: the commercial
smallholder farmer, the small investor farmers as well
as large-scale farming (with outgrowers).
● 2014-2017 period
Program structure and activities
Public-Private
Dialogue
Consultancy
Fund
GhanaVeg
Business
Platform
Business
Opportunities
Fund
GhanaVeg
Secretariat
R&D
Innovation
Fund
Business to
Business
Activities
Update 1. MoTI Collaboration
 Horticulture priority sector in MoTI’s strategy
 Emphasis on:
● Input supply (subsidy/vouchers)
● Farmer group models (outgrowers/FBOs)
● Logistics (pack & coolhouses)
● Certification (TRAQ)
● Grants and loans (EDAIF) &
● Land (medium-term)
 MoTI and GhanaVeg to develop a joint action plan
Update 2. EU-COLEACP-PIP
 Export study advises on need for certification; which
becomes prerequisite for all EU markets in a few years
 EU-COLEACP Program can assist in certification
(GlobalGAP, HACCP, BRC)
 Still some room for new applications till 2015
● Large farms / exporters
● Group certification (small-scale farmers)
 If interested GhanaVeg can assist with application
 Applications: http://pip.coleacp.org/en
Update 3. B.O. and R&D Funds
 Call closed 6 May; 11 applicants
 4 approved, two presented today
 7 were rejected because incomplete (e.g. budget, targets
or M&E Framework missing) or not eligible (e.g. no seed
company or wholesaler/retailer/exporter)
 An adapted fund guideline comes out focusing on:
● Intake meeting GV team to discuss feasibility
● More detailed form for applications
● Additional support from GV for proposal dev’t
● Longer time for application (> 2months)
 The extended call (deadline 9 June) will be assessed soon
3. B.O. and R&D Funds (2)
 New B.O. Calls with deadline for 1 September will start
soon. Proposed topics:
● Chain integration (continued)
● Greenhouse / Nurseries (design & local construction)
● High-end exports
 R&D Call for Proposals most likely to continue on
innovations in input supply: seed, irrigation, fertilizers and
crop protection products
Contact details
Joep van den Broek
Enam Gbekor
Program Leader
Snr Business Advisor
[email protected]
[email protected]
+233 24 853 2850
+233 24 468 0848
Hanson Arthur
Fund Manager
[email protected]
+233 24 523 5432
www.ghanaveg.org
Thank you!

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