Enhancing Agricultural Resilience in Smallholder Farmers in Ghana
- Impact Area
Excellence in Agronomy (EiA) initiative of the CGIAR led by the Alliance, strives to bring about significant agronomic improvements for smallholder farming households. In Ghana, EiA initiative is taking root through multiple use cases, one of which is led by the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT in collaboration with Ghana Agricultural Insurance Pool (GAIP) Ltd, and Degas Ltd with scientific backstopping from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) Institute for Scientific and Technological Information (INSTI), Crop Research Institute (CRI) and Soil Research Institute (SRI). This specific use case aims to fortify agricultural sustainability and resilience, placing a strong emphasis on improving livelihoods of smallholder farmers. By employing a BASKET-A (Bundled Advisory Services Kits for Enabling Transformation Solutions for Agronomy) approach, which combines insurance with agroadvisory services encompassing fertilizer recommendations, cropping calendars, and good agronomic practices, this initiative has demonstrated remarkable enhancements in the productivity, profitability and climate resilience of smallholder farmers compared to traditional farming practices.