Ghana Strategy Support Program (GSSP)

Published on 20 May 2010

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Start Date: 1 October 2005 | End Date: 1 October 2013


The Ghana Strategy Support Program (GSSP), in existence since 2005, aims to address knowledge gaps surrounding agricultural development and rural development strategies and to strengthen the capacity of local researchers, administrators, policymakers, and members of civil society in Ghana. Through collaborative research, communication, and capacity-strengthening activities, GSSP uses evidence-based analysis to work with its stakeholders to set priorities for policy actions by appropriate actors within specific timelines.  GSSP’s research on mechanization, seed development, irrigation, fertilizer subsidies, food crop value chains and livestock, as well as governance and rural services, is done in collaboration with other DSG and IFPRI research programs. GSSP’s longstanding relationship with the Ghanaian government has allowed researchers to impact policymaking in a concrete way. The analyses provided by GSSP have been the foundation for much of the material that was prepared for the CAADP roundtable. In addition, in 2009, IFPRI GSSP analyzed about 30 policies, regulations, and administrative procedures –a critical step in creating a strong agricultural enabling environment.

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