The Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) Ghana Country Plan

The Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) Country Plan for Ghana was co-written by all United States Government (USG) agencies involved in food security and nutrition work after extensive consultation with stakeholders from government ministries, private companies, universities, research institutions, international and local Non-Governmental Organizations ((NGOs), donors and international organizations and was given extensive review and commentary by USG interagency partners in Washington, DC. As a living document, it is intended to be updated as needed in consultation with those parties over time.

The Ghana Country Plan is informed by performance, impact, and population-based data and analysis of the first phase of Feed the Future; market analysis of the targeted agro-ecological zones and socio-economic factors impacting poverty, nutrition, and resilience; and stakeholder consultations. Key changes to the approach include: reduced size of the zone of influence; greater emphasis on private sector investment and market facilitation; and selection of new value chains to increase resiliency and income. The USG Food Security team in Ghana employs a Collaborative, Learning and Adaptation (CLA) approach using real-time information and analysis to monitor performance and adjust activities to maximize investments, and respond to emerging opportunities and challenges.

The GFSS Country Plan serves as an overarching framework for integrated food security and nutrition programming. The plan is intended to describe the key drivers of food insecurity, malnutrition and poverty. These key drivers stem from a complex set of underlying conditions that exist at the individual, household, community and system level. At the design and procurement stages, the targeting, results framework and program components will require further refinement to operationalize integrated and holistic approaches. Interventions at all levels will need complement each other to sustainably tackle food insecurity, malnutrition and poverty. In particular, the most vulnerable and poor populations do not have sufficient assets, skills, and capabilities to participate in market activities. These populations will need to be supported to develop capacity over time to participate in value chains so they become a viable livelihood option. As GFSS programming is refined through the design, procurement and implementation processes, selected value chains will explicitly prioritize inclusive growth. Interventions will include support to the most vulnerable and poor populations to enable them to graduate into selected value chains and benefit from the GFSSsupported livelihoods and market development.

Budget assumptions for interagency contributions to this plan reflect the FY 2017 Estimate and FY 2018 President's Budget, based on information publicly available at the time this document was prepared. Out year budget assumptions reflect a straight-line to the FY 2018 President's Budget. Any funding beyond FY 2017 is subject to the availability of funds, as determined by the President's Budget and a Congressional appropriation. Budget assumptions may require revision in the future, based on future appropriations

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Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:30pm

Last updated: September 17, 2018