The Northern Rural Growth Programme upon implementation became the breeze that blew across Ghana’s northern Savannah bringing along a transformation in the lives of rural folks. This documentary captures that story.
The Government of Ghana applied for and received a loan from International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) towards the implementation of the Northern Rural Growth Programme (NRGP).
NRGP is a 2-phase , 8 year programme covering all the 3 Regions of the north and the adjoining districts of Brong Ahafo.
The overall goal of the programme is to contribute to equitable and sustainable poverty reduction and food security among rural households.
The specific objective is to developing inclusive and profitable agricultural food chains to generate agricultural surplus production and orient it towards remunerative markets in Southern Ghana and abroad thereby increasing northern Ghana area rural households’ income on a sustainable basis
This is being achieved through the promotion of profitable Agricultural Value Chains, the development of Value Chain Governance structures such as the District Value Chain Committees (DVCCs), the strengthening of capacities of Farmer Based Organisations (FBOs) and other actors and then linking them up to markets and financial services.
In addition to all these is the provision of relevant value chain infrastructure such as market infrastructure (roads, warehouses and pack-houses) and irrigation facilities.
The programme implementation is done with strong gender and environmental considerations.