GIRSAL Facilitates Dialogue with Financial Institutions and Lands Commission to Address Land Documentation Hurdles

GIRSAL recently facilitated a critical dialogue between the Lands Commission and Financial Institutions at a breakfast meeting in Accra. The event aimed to tackle persistent issues related to land documentation and collateral registration, which have been causing funding delays for agribusinesses. Financial institutions often grapple with the complexity of obtaining valid land title certificates, consent […]

Closing the Agric Finance Knowledge Gap: GIRSAL and NBC Trains Financial Institution Decision-Makers

In a strategic collaboration with the National Banking College (NBC), and AGRA, GIRSAL is making important strides in reshaping agricultural financing in Ghana. This endeavour involves educating and empowering decision-makers within financial institutions, including executive management and boards, to better understand agriculture and support agribusiness. The landscape of agricultural financing is fraught with both real […]

Enhancing Agricultural Financing Expertise: GIRSAL’s Technical and Advisory Services (TAS)

Financial institutions in Ghana have historically shown a relatively lower appetite for agricultural financing compared to other sectors, a phenomenon often attributed to a combination of factors. Among these factors is the limited expertise and familiarity that financial institutions have with the intricacies of the agriculture sector, which has contributed to the perception that the […]

Ghanaian Bank Executives Embark on a Transformative Learning Visit to Kenya’s VegPro Group with GIRSAL

In an effort to bolster financial support for the burgeoning agribusiness sector in Ghana, GIRSAL organized a transformative four-day study tour to Kenya. This initiative brought together 21 senior officials from Ghanaian financial institutions including Development Bank Ghana, CBG, GCB Bank, CalBank, CBG, ABSA, Fidelity Comprising 15 senior executives and six managers and officers, the […]

Advancing Bankers’ Agricultural Expertise: GIRSAL, NBC and DBG Train 151 Bankers from 29 Financial Institutions

GIRSAL, in collaboration with its partners, has successfully facilitated the 12th agriculture and agribusiness lending course for bankers in Ghana, furthering its support in enhancing agricultural finance knowledge. In 2023, GIRSAL set an ambitious target of training 120 staff members from both commercial banks and non-banking financial institutions. Remarkably, not only was this target achieved, […]

Findings & Recommendations Report: GIRSAL In-Depth Study of PFJ Fertilizer Subsidy Program

GIRSAL has published the final report of its in-depth study on the Fertilizer Subsidy Program (FSP), a crucial component of the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) initiative conducted in 2022. This report sheds light on the program’s impact and presents actionable recommendations to bolster its efficiency and effectiveness. Download the Report (PDF) The assessment […]

Ghana CARES Program Leverages Interest Rate Subsidies to Stimulate Agriculture and Agribusiness

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ghanaian government introduced the COVID-19 Alleviation and Revitalization of Enterprises Support (Ghana CARES) program. This program was initiated to aid in revitalizing and transforming the Ghanaian economy, significantly disrupted by the pandemic. A crucial component of this initiative is the Interest Rate Subsidy (IRS) program which provides […]

Harnessing Ghana’s Agricultural Potential: GIRSAL CEO Advocates for Collaboration and Coherent Policies

The Chief Executive Officer of GIRSAL, Mr. Kwesi Korboe, strongly advocates collaboration, partnerships, and coherent policies in the agricultural sector. Acknowledging agriculture as a cross-sectoral industry, he stresses the importance of strengthened partnerships and collaborations for achieving significant outcomes in Ghana. The inability to unite various sector actors for growth, according to Mr. Korboe, is […]

Update: GIRSAL’s Commercial Chili Production under Shade-Net Pilot Project

Ghana’s fresh chili pepper export industry is set for a remarkable revival due to the progress achieved by GIRSAL and partners in its chili pepper production pilot project using net house technology. The first of four planned trial farms located at Dahwenya, in the Greater Accra region, has shown promising results, demonstrating the potential of […]

GIRSAL Assesses Ghana’s Fertilizer Subsidy Program: Stakeholders Validate Key Findings and Recommendations

GIRSAL, through its Agriculture Stakeholder Convening and Advocacy Platform (ASCAP), held a stakeholder validation workshop to substantiate findings from an assessment of the Fertilizer Subsidy Program (FSP) to ascertain the program’s effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability. The ASCAP initiative launched last year aims to bring together government institutions, private sector participants (financial institutions, agribusinesses, farmer-based organizations) […]