The Centre for Applied Research and Innovation in Supply Chain-Africa (CARISCA) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology commissioned a study into agricultural supply chain financing in Ghana using maize as case study. The field survey covered 488 supply chain actors (250 farmers and 238 intermediaries) across five major maize-producing districts in Ghana, namely:
Ejura Sekyeredumase, West Akim, Upper West Akim, Wenchi, and Kintampo South.
This policy brief draws useful lessons from a
field survey undertaken by CARISCA to make
useful recommendations to improve access to
financing for key supply chain actors in the
maize sector in Ghana. Maize is an important
food security crop cultivated by almost all
farming households in Ghana and consumed
widely across the country in different diet types.
Therefore, sustainable financing of the maize
supply chain will lead to significant improvement
in Ghana’s food security status.