Greater Rural Opportunities for Women 2

Reporting Organization:Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA)
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 28,250,000
Timeframe: October 14, 2021 - June 30, 2026
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA)

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Ghana - $ 28,250,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Nutrition (20.00 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Food Security & Agriculture (40.00 %)

Law, Governance & Public Policy (40.00 %)

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This project aims to reach an estimated 40,000 women smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs in the poorest regions of northern Ghana, most at risk of COVID-19 pandemic-related rise in food insecurity. This project supports women working in three crop value-chains. Project activities include: (1) offering agricultural and financial capacity-building; (2) broadening women’s access to labour-saving, innovative technologies through existing commercial outlets; (3) engaging male gender advocates; (4) working with traditional leaders; and (5) working directly with individual households to raise awareness of the respective contributions of all members. This project helps to shift social norms around the distribution of domestic work and facilitate women’s continued success and empowerment in the future, by raising awareness within communities of the importance and overall benefits of women’s economic participation. This project also boosts women farmers’ resilience to climate change by promoting diversification of crops and ecologically sound agricultural, food sustainability and organic waste management practices.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women
Total Direct Population: 40,000
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved business environment and access to production means, including finance, training, and land for women farmers, entrepreneurs, and agribusinesses in selected agricultural value chains; (2) increased the use of climate-smart and nutrition-focused agricultural practices among women farmers and entrepreneurs; and (3) increased gender-equitable participation of women and men in decision-making within their households, communities, and the private sector.

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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