2015 Annual planning workshop of N2Africa, Ghana

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The 2015 annual project planning workshop took place from 3-5 February, 2015 at the Modern City Hotel, Tamale. Samuel Adjei-Nsiah (country coordinator) welcomed the participants and gave an overview of N2Africa project in Ghana. He also pointed out the objectives of the workshop and invited the partners to share their expectations.

Partner groups developing their action plans for 2015 season

The three-day workshop brought together project partners from research institutions, universities, private sector, farmer organizations, development organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations. Partners present were; The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University for Development Studies, Savanna Agricultural Research Institute, USAID-funded Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE) project, USAID-funded Agricultural Technology Transfer (ATT) project, Catholic Relief Services (VRS), Evangelical Presbyterian Development and Relief Agency (EPDRA), URBANET, Busaka Agribusiness Company, Agricultural Development Company (AgDevCO), YARA and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Key activities during the workshop included; presentations on progress of work during 2014 farming season by partners, synthesis of challenges and lessons learnt during 2014, and development of work plans by partners.

Different models of Public/Private Partnership reflecting on N2Africa Dissemination model was presented by Edward Baars which sparked off a lot of discussions among partners. New partners (Busaka and AgDevCo) who recently came on board also presented their model of operation.

Also present to help in planning were Theresa Ampadu-Boakye (M&E specialist), Joost van Heerwaarden (Data Coordinator) and Fred Kanampiu (N2Africa Coordinator).

Samuel Adjei-Nsiah