Politique

Cette section contient des notes de politique d’intérêt pour les décisionnaires. La prise de décision est réalisée à plusieurs niveaux. Il est question des décisionnaires politiquement responsables du développement du secteur de la biomasse (alimentaire et non-alimentaire) et de l’élaboration des stratégies bioéconomiques. Cela concerne aussi les autorités locales, régionales et nationales qui prennent les décisions techniques dans des domaines comme la planification de l’utilisation des terres et de la régulation des marchés.

Adu-Gyamfi Poku. 2018. The New Wave of Contract Farming in Ghana: The Role of Contract Design in Facilitating Sustainable Outgrower Schemes. 1. No. 2. Center For Development Research Bonn.

Many of the prevalent horticultural and tree crop outgrower schemes in Ghana have failed over time. There is, however, a new wave of contract farming in Ghana involving staple crops. This is due to agro-industrialization and increasing domestic demand for biomass-based raw materials. It is the objective of this brief to highlight the role of contract design in facilitating sustainable contract farming arrangements between small-scale farmers and agro-processing companies. Specific  recommendations that can be employed by agro-processing companies in Ghana are also made to help promote the long-term sustainability of outgrower schemes, which are mutually beneficial for the small-scale farmers and companies.

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Adu-Gyamfi Poku. 2018. Managing Seed Quality Control: Overcoming the governance challenges of seed certification in Ghana. 1. No.1. Center for Development Research Bonn.

Good quality seed forms the basis for improving agricultural productivity and ensuring food security.
Yet, seed certification schemes have often proved ineffective in ensuring the production of high quality
seeds for farmers. It is the objective of this policy brief to highlight the major governance challenges
associated with seed certification and quality control in Ghana’s commercial seed sector. This policy
brief further proposes specific recommendations that can be pursued by the Ministry of Food and
Agriculture to help improve the management of seed quality control in Ghana.

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