Ministry of food and agriculture ghana
The Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP) is an Intervention by the Government of Ghana and the International Fund for Agricultural Development ((FAD) aimed at providing a framework for a long-term engagement and supplementary financing or private sector-led, pro-poor agricultural value chain development in Ghana. The objective of the programme Is to contribute to sustainable poverty reduction in rural Ghana, ensuring that agribusinesses – Including smallholders – increase their profitability and resilience to climate change. The programme is national in scope and governed by a demand – and market-driven approach that will provide a basis for scaling up Investments in pro-poor agricultural value chain development ted by the private sector. The strategic focus of GASIP will be on smallerholder farmers, to make them more competitive by increasing their capacity to respond to market demand In terms of quality, price, time and volume.
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ghana
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is the foremost national science and technology institution in Ghana. It is mandated to carry out scientific and technological research for national development. The Council was established in its present form by NLC Decree 293 of 10th October, 1968 and re-established by CSIR Act 521 of 26th November, 1996. The Council, however, traces its ancestry to the erstwhile National Research Council (NRC), which was established by the Research Act 21 of August, 1958, a little over a year after independence, to organize and co-ordinate scientific research in Ghana and provide the necessary platform for Ghana’s accelerated development. The Council came into being on 14th February 1959 with a Governing Council, which was chaired by the President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, with Mr. F.E.V. Smith as its Executive Secretary and Mr. S.T. Quansah as Deputy Executive Secretary.