Special Initiatives

Interest Rate Subsidy Initiative (IRS)

The IRS is a Government of Ghana intervention that seeks to grant a 50% subsidy on financial institutions’ interest charges for loans advanced to qualified agribusinesses in selected value chains and activities. 

This is part of the agricultural component of Ghana CARES –  the government’s response to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives and livelihoods of Ghanaians.

Rice & Soya

Production*, Aggregation, Processing


Broiler Production*


Production* and Processing

Eligibility Criteria for Agribusinesses

Steps for Granting IRS Support